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The Andromeda Galaxy is our closest galactic neighbor that sits an astonishing 2.5 million light years away. It is the most distant object still viewable with the naked eye and is made up of 1 trillion stars. This image is composed of 422 single shots taken through an 80mm telescope.

In Greek Mythology, Andromeda was a beautiful princess who married Perseus and had nine children. After her death, the Goddess Athena placed her in the sky to honor her.

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