The Triangulum Galaxy M33

Bob Lockwood
Location of photo
Palomar Mountain, CA.
Date/Time of photo
LRGB of 40, 60, 60, 60, L-4x10m, RGB-4x15m ea. (bin 1x1) Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/5.23 using an Astro-Physics TCC160, F/L 941mm. Astro-Physics 1200 GTOCP4, FLI-ML16200 G1 @-25c / CFW2-7 / FLI-Atlas focuser.
Image Field of view is 65.5 x 48.6 arcmin. The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years 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.
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