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Credit: ZTF/D. Goldstein and R. Hurt (Caltech)

Observation • February 7th, 2019

A composite ZTF image of the Andromeda galaxy made by combining three bands of visible light. The image covers 2.9 square degrees, which is one-sixteenth of ZTF's full field of view.

Andromeda, also known as Messier 31, is the nearest major galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, lying 2.5 million light-years away.