Messier 33 Redux

90. Messier 33 Redux

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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Location Fingal ON
Date Sept 24 2008
Optics Celestron C8
Filters f6.3 reducer/flattener
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Canon XT
ISO 800
Subexposures 10
Exposure Length All 300
Guider SV NH2/ST-4

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