M33 Galaxy

Photographer
pithagoras
Email
g-xfrantzis@hotmail.com
Location of photo
Livadi - Chalkidiki
Date/Time of photo
12 November 2015
Equipment
OTA : Vixen ED100Sf - Mount : Neq6 pro - Camera : Atik 460exc - Filters : No Filter - Guiding : Asi 120mc/TS finderscope 50mm
Description
The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares with Messier 101. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 44 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.