Andromeda Galaxy 11 x 14 Print by Kevin Boucher using Kodak metallic paper with polystyrene backing. Frame and hanging materials not included.
Also known as Messier 31 (M31) at 2.5 million light years away this galaxy is the largest major galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy. The Andromeda galaxy is a spiral galaxy like our Milky Way galaxy but it is also close to 3 times larger than our galaxy at around a trillion stars. In approximately 4 billion years the Andromeda galaxy will merge with our own galaxy to create a new giant elliptical galaxy. There are two galaxies in this picture located near the Andromeda galaxy. The galaxy located underneath Andromeda is a dwarf elliptical galaxy designated as M110. The dwarf elliptical galaxy designated as M32 is located above and very close to the core of Andromeda. It looks like a large slightly elongated star. On a dark night you can see this galaxy as a dim smudge without the aid of binoculars or a telescope.
Purchase this picture for the donation amount listed and own an amazing picture of the night sky taken by one of Aldrich’s astrophotographers Kevin Boucher and help advance Aldrich Astronomical Society with its outreach efforts.