**Astrofest 2000 1st Place Deep Sky Award**

The Great Galaxy in Andromeda NCG 224 M31

Vixen 120 mm f/6.7 Refractor, Composite w/ Kodak PMZ 1000 Film-30 minutes & Fuji SuperG+ 800  55 minutes.

The Andromeda Galaxy lies at a distance of 2 million light years from Earth, making it the most distant object visible to the naked eye. At 110,000 light years across, it is somewhat larger than its twin, our own Milky Way. Also visible is a smaller companion galaxy, NGC 205 M110 (below the disk) and NGC 221 M32 (along upper rim of the disk).

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