Photo of the central region of the Andromeda Galaxy. The full expanse of the galaxy would extend at least one additional photo width on either side. M31 is considered to be our closest neighbor galaxy with the exception of the Magellanic clouds. The Andromeda Galaxy is a huge spiral galaxy that is thought by some to be a near twin of our own Milky Way galaxy. This galaxy is a naked-eye object from dark sites.
Exposure was 60 minutes on gas hypered Fuji HG 400 film. Made with 8 inch Schmidt Cassegrain operating at F/10. Manually guided. Color corrections made in Adobe Photoshop.