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Contains:  Triangulum galaxy, M 33, NGC 598
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M33 Galaxy, 


            Francesco Wueest
M33 Galaxy

M33 Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 3203x2419

Dates:Sept. 30, 2015

Frames: 70x900"

Integration: 17.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 91.59% job: 803736

RA center: 1h 33' 37"

DEC center: +30° 36' 39"

Pixel scale: 2.095 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -104.360 degrees

Field radius: 1.168


This is my first LR(HA)GB Image. I was trying out a few new techniques which I didn't know before :-) Thanks to the quality of DSW it is possible to achieve very nice results. I'm more than happy with my first real Galaxy :-) The only thing that still bothers me are the bigger stars in this image. Somehow I was not able to control them fully. Nevertheless I hope you enjoy M33.

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.

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 to one another in the night sky. (Wiki)



Francesco Wueest
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M33 Galaxy, 


            Francesco Wueest