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

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Scope #1 (William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132)
Imaging Cameras
QHY 16200A
Filters
Astrodon Ha 3nm · Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2
Accessories
Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder · QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M · Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator · WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4
Software
Adobe Photoshop · PixInsight · Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Scope #1 (William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132)
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5L-II M

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 28, 2017
Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 12x900" (3h) -15°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 12x180" (36') -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
3h 36'
Darks:
12
Flats:
12
Bias:
12
Avg. Moon age:
7.72 days
Avg. Moon phase:
53.60%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00

RA center: 01h33m50s.9

DEC center: +30°3820

Pixel scale: 2.447 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.470 degrees

Field radius: 0.711 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1026

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States

Description

Triangulum Galaxy- Messier 33

Captured in late September at Fall Creek Falls. Coyotes aside, it was a beautiful night to capture it all!

From Wiki: Under exceptionally good viewing conditions with no light pollution, the Triangulum Galaxy can be seen with the naked eye. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed without the aid of a telescope. Being a diffuse object, its visibility is strongly affected by small amounts of light pollution. It ranges from easily visible by direct vision in dark skies to a difficult averted vision object in rural or suburban skies. For this reason, Triangulum is one of the critical sky marks of the Bortle Dark-Sky Scale.

With a diameter of about 60,000 light-years, the Triangulum galaxy is the third largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, roughly 40% the size of the Milky Way. It may be a gravitationally bound companion of the Andromeda Galaxy. Triangulum may be home to 40 billion stars, compared to 400 billion for the Milky Way, and 1 trillion stars for Andromeda Galaxy.

Equipment:

Mount- AP 1100 GEM

Telescope- William Optics 132 FLT w/Flat 4 Reducer

Camera- QHY 16200A

Acquisition:

12x300s Lum

12x 180s Red, Green, & Blue

12x 900s Hydrogen

Capture, Calibration, & Processing Software:

Sequence Generator Pro for capture

Pixinsight for calibration

Photoshop for export

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