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About the Object Object Name: Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Position (J2000): RA: 00h42m44.3s Dec: +41d16m09s
Distance: 780,000 pc; 2.5 million light-years
Constellation: Andromeda
About the Data Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/K. Gordon (University of Arizona)
Instrument: MIPS
Wavelength:
24 microns (pseudocolor); also 24 microns (blue), 70 microns (green), and 160 microns (red)
Exposure Date:
2004 August 25
Exposure Time:
100 sec/pixel (24 microns), 40 sec/pixel (70 microns), 9 sec/pixel (160 microns)
Image Scale: 2.8 x 0.8 degrees
Orientation: North is 53 deg CCW from up
Release Date: October 13, 2005
Observers Karl D. Gordon (University of Arizona)
Jeremy Bailin (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Charles W. Engelbracht (University of Arizona)
George H. Rieke (University of Arizona)
Karl A. Misselt (University of Arizona)
William B. Latter (SSC/Caltech)
E. T. Young (University of Arizona)
Matthew L. N. Ashby (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Pauline Barmby (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Brad K. Gibson (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Dean C. Hines (University of Colorado)
Joannah Hinz (University of Arizona)
Oliver Krause (University of Arizona)
Deborah A. Levine (SSC/Caltech)
Francine R. Marleau (SSC/Caltech)
Alberto Noriega-Crespo (SSC/Caltech)
Susan Stolovy (SSC/Caltech)
David A. Thilker (Johns Hopkins University)
M. W. Werner (JPL)

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