Friday, March 2, 2012
NULT Telescope Andromeda Image
THE ANDROMEDA GALAXY
AS SEEN THROUGH BIG BRAIN'S 24-METER NULT TELESCOPE
The NULT telescope was trained on this tiny boxed area (left side) located along the outer reaches of a spiral arm, part of the Andromeda Galaxy. At right, the NULT captures one of the deepest data images in full color. This image is part of the NULT Telescope Observational Suggestion Program where members of the Parallax Forum were invited make suggestions for pointing the telescope. This suggestion comes from Spiral_72. He writes, "I'd like to see whats inside the red box in M31 (see provided photo at left). M31 has fairly large, large apparent size, so I'd estimate the box to be about the size of the Orion Nebula."