M31 from above

Here we see Andromeda galaxy as viewed from above. The spiral arms and structure becomes visible clearly in this processed image with a distortion nearly equivalent to a change of the observer location from our galaxy to a point in the void intergalactic space just above M31.

The original image from which this perspective has been obtained was a 4 minutes exposure with a 300mm telephoto lens and a DSLR Canon EOS 450d (Rebel XTi) camera.

M31-from-above

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4 Responses to “M31 from above”

  1. You mean a 300mm telephoto lens, don’t you?

  2. […] des Universums: erste November-Hälfte 2009 By skyweek Fr, 13. November: So sieht die Andromeda-Galaxie von oben […]

  3. Rolet Says:

    Im Grunde genommen ne praktische Geschichte, ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob dies auch dauerhaft realistisch umsetzbar sein wird.

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