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Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Nebula (M31)

Member, Dave Wilkins, assembled this fantastic image of the Andromeda Nebula (M31, NGC 224) from 55 images of 1-minute duration. Images were taken near Kinzua Point, close to Warren, PA in July, 2020. The nebula is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. The galaxy’s name stems from the area of Earth’s sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda

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Welcome to the observatory

Welcome to the Martz-Kohl Observatory

Photo by Richard Carlson. Taken in August 2019 after renovations were complete.

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Cold Day at the Observatory

A bit of snow, some clouds, some sun – 17 degrees F – possibly good seeing at night!

Photo by member, Dave Wilkins. January 2020

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Observatory at Night

There is actually very little light around the observatory but the long exposure makes it seem pretty bright.

Night-time photo by Dave Wilkins, member from Warren, PA. Taken in April 2019 after renovations were complete

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