Messier 33
Constellation Triangulum, RA 01h 34m Dec +30 44

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M33, NGC 598 Triangulum Galaxy

About this object

Messier 33 (NGC 598) is commonly known as the Triangulum Galaxy. Barely visible to the naked eye, this nearby spiral is the third-largest galaxy in the Local Group, after the nearby Andromeda Galaxy (M 31) and our own Milky Way. This image is composed of roughly 20hrs worth of data.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV102T Triplet Refractor
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon L:R:G:B:Ha filter set
  • Exposure: LHaRGB 250:260:270:310:200
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.23, CCD Commander
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: 22-27 Oct 14
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