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Contains:  Triangulum galaxy, M 33, NGC 598

Image of the day 04/04/2014

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    M33 Galaxy composition, 


    M33 Galaxy composition

    Technical card

    Resolution: 4200x3500

    Frames: 204x600"

    Integration: 34.0 hours job: 214038

    RA center: 23.497 degrees

    DEC center: 30.681 degrees

    Pixel scale: 1.277 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -90.776 degrees

    Field radius: 0.970 degrees


    This one was born just for fun but, while I'm working on, it becomes quite a nightmare! I had the insane idea of putting together about all of my previous attempt on that subject.
    I had many kind of exposures made with very different telescopes and CCD cameras, letting so many different scales and sizes work in harmony to improve the image was been an hard work indeed. Anyway I'm quite happy, since the base image was my previous attempt already published on my Flickr. I've managed to enlarge the base image a bit using also other images at an increasing resolutions. Scopes used starts from a small Pentax 75 up to a 500mm RC with cameras going from a 1Mp to 51Mp. The result is about 32Hours of exposure + about 2 more for just the H-Alpha component. Please be sure to look at the full size to enjoy more details. Hope You like it!



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    M33 Galaxy composition,