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The constellation of the month

Andromeda and Triangulum

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Latin: Andromeda (And); Triangulum (Tri)
English: Andromeda; Triangle Spanish: Andrómeda; Triángulo
German: Andromeda; Dreieck French: Andromede; Triangle
In mid-november Andromeda culminates at about 21:30 h local time (see lines). For observers at geographic latitude 40o north it goes right through the zenith. The position is about twenty degrees below the galactic plane, you can recognize the increasing star density to the upper right. So there are not many galactic deep sky objects, with the exception of the open cluster NGC 752 visible on the left hand side. But Andromeda is famous for the extragalactic M 31, the so called Andromeda Nebula, which is a very similar spiral galaxy to our own Galaxy. Also visible in the photography is the face on spiral galaxy M 33, which already belongs to the constellation Triangulum.

© all photographs taken by Till Credner and Sven Kohle