Amateur Astronomy Association of Pittsburgh

2002 Photography Contest

Lens more than 150 mm

Third Place



This is the Andromeda Galaxy, M31 including M32 and M110. It was taken

September 7, 2002 at the Black Forest Star Party in north central Pennsylvania.


A 37 minute exposure with a 400mm, f6.3 lens piggyback on

an 8" LX200 using Kodak PJ 400 film, manually guided.