Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Triangulum (Tri)  ·  Contains:  M 33  ·  NGC 598  ·  Triangulum galaxy
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Messier 33 or M33 or  Triangulum Galaxy , 



    
        

            Stephen Harris
Messier 33 or M33 or  Triangulum Galaxy
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Messier 33 or M33 or Triangulum Galaxy

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Equinox 80ED refractor / F L: 500mm (f/6.25)

Imaging cameras: Canon Modified 500D

Software: DSS Stacker  ·  Backyard EOS  ·  CS2


Dates:Oct. 2, 2016

Frames: 236x30" (1h 58')

Integration: 1h 58'

Avg. Moon age: 1.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.09%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1268558

RA center: 01h33m58s

DEC center: +30°3946

Pixel scale: 1.939 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.563 degrees

Field radius: 0.552 degrees


Resolution: 620x441

Locations: HAS Dark Site , Columbus, Texas, United States

Description

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. It also has an H-II nucleus.

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