Dark structures around the core of the Andromeda Galaxy

Hi all.

Yesterday I’ve tested a new build of Voyager, where Leonardo fixed an issue for me. I had to start imaging early in the evening in order to test it. The Moon was already bright. So I’ve decided to test on a bright object: the central region of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Surprisingly it is actually possible to see the dark structures around the core (as in the high resolution Hubble image https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1502a/zoomable/ ).

Astrobin with an annotated image: https://astrob.in/vkdxuc/0/

Many thanks to Leonardo for the fix.

Best regards,


Really interesting Vitali, thank you so much for sharing.
Dark structure in the core of M31 is a really thought target.

All the best