Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Triangulum (Tri)  ·  Contains:  M 33  ·  NGC 598  ·  Triangulum galaxy
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Triangulum Galaxy (Crop) - 11/7/2010

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Triangulum Galaxy (Crop) - 11/7/2010
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Triangulum Galaxy (Crop) - 11/7/2010

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Nebulosity

Filters: Astronomik B Type IIc  ·  Astronomik G Type IIc  ·  Astronomik R Type IIc  ·  Ha


Dates:Nov. 6, 2010

Frames:
Astronomik B Type IIc: 12x600" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik G Type IIc: 12x600" -15C bin 1x1
Ha: 6x1200" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik R Type IIc: 12x600" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.32 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.11%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 109282

RA center: 1h 33' 46"

DEC center: +30° 39' 54"

Pixel scale: 1.595 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.936 degrees

Field radius: 0.502 degrees


Resolution: 1920x1200

Description

Triangulum Galaxy - M33
Taken on 11/6/2010 and 11/7/2010
Scope: Stellarvue SV105T
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2
Guide: 80mm Orion ST80 (w/ PHD)
Camera: QHY9M
Filters: HaRGB
Field Flattener: Stellarvue SFF7-21
Sub Time: 20m (Ha); 10m (RGB)
Exposure Time: (Ha:120; R: 120; G: 120; B:120)
Captured with: Nebulosity and Sequence Generator for Nebulosity
Processed with: PixInsight 1.6
Temperature: -15C
Location: Eldorado, TX

Description:
This is a picture of the Triangulum Galaxy (Messier Object 33). This galaxy is about 3 million light years away. The light you are looking at left this galaxy about 500,000 years prior to the existence of the first known mammal. It belongs to a group of galaxies called the "Local Group" (because the Milky Way is also in it). This group consists of about 30 galaxies and this galaxy is the third largest (just behind Andromeda and the Milky Way). The Triangulum Galaxy contains about 35 billion stars (our own Milky way contains 300 billion starts and Andromeda contains 1000 billion stars). Andromeda is so massive that this galaxy may be gravitationally bound to it (it may actually orbit Andromeda). Triangulum is about 50,000 light years across (meaning it takes light 50,000 years to travel from one end of the galaxy to the other).

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