Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, and Andromeda Galaxy!

Broad Peak, Gasherbrum IV, and Andromeda Galaxy!

PLEASE VIEW FULL SIZE 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!
on Nov 2, 2010 12:49 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 676292


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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!

HQ Gillani

HQ Gillani - Oct 7, 2018 4:44 am - Hasn't voted

Hard to describe in words

What you see in this photo is hard to describe in words. Concordia is such a fascinating place. Another superb photo by Afzal.

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