Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Triangulum (Tri)  ·  Contains:  M 33  ·  NGC 598  ·  Triangulum galaxy
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M 33

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M 33

Equipment

Mounts
Orion Atlas EQ-G
Filters
Orion Red · Orion Green · Orion Blue
Accessories
ATIK Filter Wheel atik filer wheel
Software
PixInsight · Sequence Generator Pro

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 15, 2014
Frames:
21x300" (1h 45')
Integration:
1h 45'
Avg. Moon age:
23.01 days
Avg. Moon phase:
40.88%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 472120

RA center: 01h33m50s.2

DEC center: +30°3842

Pixel scale: 2.772 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -33.171 degrees

Field radius: 0.650 degrees

Resolution: 1364x994

Locations: Barn Owl Observatory, Elkhart, Texas, United States

Description

M33 The Triangulum galaxy from the constellation Triangulum from last night, before the dreary December weather returns. Some times referred to as the Pinwheel galaxy, but that name is used for Messier 101. Third largest galaxy in our local group of galaxies.

Also visible are several H II regions, the largest is more than 1500 light years in diameter. Which would put our Orion Nebula to shame at only being 24 light years in diameter.

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