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

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Imaging cameras: QHY 16200A

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator


Dates:Sept. 28, 2017

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 12x900" (3h) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 12x180" (36') -15C 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


Astrometry.net job: 1756538

RA center: 1h 33' 50"

DEC center: +30° 38' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.893 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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