The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years from Earth. This Galaxy is a member of our own local group of Galaxies which include the The Milky Way, Andromeda and about 30 other smaller galaxies. On … Continue reading
A little unfair maybe but this week the picture of the week is my own.
this picture is one I took last week and show the Andromeda Galaxy and a satellite streakingÂ acrossÂ the sky. Andromeda is the yellow dot surrounded by … Continue reading
Andromeda and Pegasus Constellations
This part ofÂ tonights view of the sky will focus on some of the brighter stars sitting between the Andromeda and Pegasus constellations.
When I went out the other night to find the 3 stars, Mirphak (Aplha Persei), Algenib (Gamma Persei) and Miram (Eta Persei) I took a few photos of the area. It wasn’t until I examined the photos that I noticed some otherÂ cool features.
So technically I didÂ see these items just didn’t recognise orÂ notice them until I looked at the photos.
In theÂ first part of thisÂ seriesÂ I described that my goal for that nights viewing was to try and spot Mirphak (Aplha Persei), Algenib (Gamma Persei) and Miram (Eta Persei). I managed to find them and got some good photos. It was when I was examining these photos that I noticed some other interesting features.
The photo below is one that caught my attention in particular.