Review: Andromeda Galaxy, Stunning Photos Captured By Amateur Astronomers


Dozens of amateur astronomers have been peppering the internet with a plethora of images of the Andromeda galaxy. One amateur stargazer who has taken advantage of this unique opening is Jeff Johnson.

He spent most of December trying to snap the amazing view from his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Johnson has since passed his photos onto SPACE.com, and he told the website via email, in december, after 6 months of poor weather here in Las Cruces. I was able to get out during a week of leave I had from work.

The above photograph was taken on December 6 and 15. Johnson took these images with a Takahashi FS-60C f/6.2 telescope, Takahashi EM200 Temma II mount, QSI 540wsg -15C camera, with Astrodon Ha, Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2 filters and SX Lodestar guider.



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