Messier 33 Meld

100. Messier 33 Meld


Messier 33  RA: 1h 33.9'  Dec: +30 39'   Triangulum (Tri)

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The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, behind the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.The galaxy is the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group and is believed to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy or on its rebound into the latter due to their interactions, velocities, and proximity to one another in the night sky. It also has an H II nucleus.
 
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This image was a creation of boredom. On a cloudy day with little to do I took the data from my earlier shot of M33 and put it together with the data from a later image I collected. With much bending, folding, spindling and mutilating I managed to get the images scaled and lined up correctly for a pseudo-stack in Photoshop. It was fun.


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Location Various
Date Various
Optics C8/Astro-tech AT8IN
Filters f/6.3 reducer/MPCC
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Canon 350D/Canon-Hutech 500DH
ISO 800
Subexposures 10
Exposure Length 300
Guider SV NH2/ST-4
 

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