The forces of rotation caused red hot masses of stones to be torn away from the Earth and to be thrown into the ether, and this is the origin of the stars.

— Anaxagoras 428 BC

Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

M31 taken thru AstroTech 111edt 11-6-11, 5x11 guided exposures color combined in MaximDL5 and processed in Photoshop CS4, trial image taken with SXVR-H18 Starlight Xpress ccd. From Whiting, New Jersey where the sky is so clear you can count the stars in the Milky Way !


Brown is a nice color. I guess that is the results of what I had to combine with. I have tried to change it but it either gets worse or becomes B & W.

How many did

You get?
Nice pic!
Why is brown?