Daily Archives: March 19, 2015

Galaxy M33


The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years (ly) from Earth in the constellationTriangulum. 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. The galaxy is the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group and it is believed to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy due to their interactions, velocities and proximity of one another in the night sky.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: ASA N 10 inch ASA Astrograph
Imaging cameras: SBIG STL-11000M STL-11000M
Mounts: Astro-Physics GTO 1200
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera
Software: CCD SOFT, CCD Commander, The Sky 6 CCD soft, CCD Stack, CCD Commder, The Sky 6
Filters: Astro-Don Genll LRGB HA Sll Oll
Accessories: BORG 60mm ED guide sco-pe
RA center: 23.472 degrees
DEC center: 30.660 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.060 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 90.437 degrees
Field radius: 1.378 degrees
Author: darrell

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