Triangulum Galaxy, M33
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M33, The Triangulum Galaxy, in the constellation Triangulum
Spiral Galaxy Cataloged as NGC 598
This galaxy is part of the Local Group of galaxies which includes M31 and our own Milky Way Galaxies.
Distance: Estimated at 2.9 million light years away and 50,000 light years across
Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 130 EDT F8 using the 0.75X telecompressor
Mount: Losmandy G11 with Gemini Control with Advanced Telescope Systems
Images: 7 luminance @ 5 minutes each, 6 Red @ 5 minutes each, 6 Green @ 5 minutes each, 6 Blue @ 5 minutes each for a total exposure time of 125 minutes
Date: September 2007
Software: Camera and guider control - CCDSoft, calibration, stacking, & creation of color image - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS2.