Triangulum Galaxy


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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i
Mounts: Takahashi EM-200
Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics ZS 66SD
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5V
Software: DeepSkyStacker, Incanus APT – Astro Photography Tool, photoshop, PHD guiding
Resolution: 1623×1080
Dates: Oct. 19, 2012
Frames: 33×420″ ISO1600

Autor: Ivaylo Stoynov

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