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M33 Triangulum Galaxy @ Full Moon, 


            Gebhard Maurer
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M33 Triangulum Galaxy @ Full Moon

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 PDS

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600Da

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lacerta MGEN2-Autoguider with 9x50 Finder Scope

Software: PixInsight PixInsinght 1.8

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS D1 2"

Dates:Jan. 12, 2020

Frames:Hutech IDAS LPS D1 2": 38x240" ISO800

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~93

Flats: ~52

Bias: ~54

Avg. Moon age: 16.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.20%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean FWHM: 4.80

Temperature: -5.00

Astrometry.net job: 3388087

RA center: 1h 33' 52"

DEC center: +30° 39' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.883 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.110 degrees

Field radius: 0.689 degrees

Resolution: 4628x3170

Locations: Backyard, Raglitz, Niederösterreich, Austria

Data source: Traveller


This was a Test during the full moon phase to check my new mount.

The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, behind the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. 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 is believed to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy or on its rebound into the latter due to their interactions, velocities,[7] and proximity to one another in the night sky. It also has an H II nucleus.


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M33 Triangulum Galaxy @ Full Moon, 


            Gebhard Maurer