Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, and Andromeda Galaxy!


Afzal captured this stunning night view of Broad Peak and Gasherbrum IV from Concordia - looking closely I noticed that the Andromeda Galaxy - which is two million (2,000,000) light years away - is in the frame!

The "W" of Cassiopeia is shown as a reference, the Andromeda Galaxy looks like a star until you look more closely and notice it's really "fuzzy" compared to the actual stars in this image. It's the horizontally-oriented patch of light indicated by the ellipse in this image.

Congrats, Afzal - my favorite image on SP!


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Marcsoltan - Nov 2, 2010 2:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Aren't we...

also looking at three of the four stars of the Great Square?


lsheen - Nov 3, 2010 9:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Aren't we...

Yes - good eye, Marc! They form a sort of 'tent' over G IV.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jun 27, 2012 11:30 am - Voted 10/10


The exposure time must have been rather short to capture the stars as points!

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