M31 South­w­est Part (NGC 206) in Andromeda

The Great Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is the nearest spir­al galaxy and there­fore one of the most fam­ous object in the night sky. Using a long focal length tele­scope offers a unique view on the galaxy by resolv­ing indi­vidu­al stars, emis­sion regions and star clusters. Some of the more prom­in­ent com­pact star clusters can be seen and can be found in an annot­ated ver­sion.

North is down in this image.

Very inter­est­ing inform­a­tion can be found in the paper

COMPACT STAR CLUSTERS IN THE M31 DISK

writ­ten by Van­sevi­cius, Kodaira, Nar­bu­tis et al.

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RCOS 20″ f/8.5
Para­mount ME
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 520:200:140:200 min.
Sierra Remote, California
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart M31 South­w­est Part (NGC 206) in Andromeda

NGC 206 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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