Galaxy NGC 7331

October 23rd, 2014

Mike Hankey:

Here’s the first astrophoto I’ve published since the spring. This is a spiral galaxy called NGC 7331 and its located approximately 40 million light-years away from Earth. This galaxy is similar in size and structure to our own galaxy and is sometimes called the Milky Way’s twin. The fuzzy dots surrounding the picture are also galaxies, there are three prominent ones that appear to be hovering above the main galaxy in this photo.

If I had time I’d write a Spacebit on this I would but — this is a gorgeous photo of billions of objects that are millions of lightyears away taken by a hobbyist. We live in amazing times.