Andromeda Galaxy & two of it’s satellite galaxies (M31, M32 and M110

This is an extreme closeup of the Andromeda Galaxy. It’s noisy and a lens will be helpful in doing much better than this, but it’s great! Captured enough light in three one-second exposures to expose the largest two of Andromeda’s dwarf galaxies. This all lies some 2.3 million light years away. If I could transport this photo instantly (magically) to an intelligent civilization existing currently in one of these galaxies, it would be (to them) a photo of what their galaxy was 2.3 million years ago.




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