Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
Photographed by Scott Davis on August 3, 2013
From Courtright Reservoir, CA
The Triangulum Galaxy, catalogued as M33 and NGC598, is a large spiral galaxy located in the constellation Triangulum. It is the third-largest member of our local group of galaxies (the Milky Way and Andromeda being the top two) and lies approximately 2.8 million light years from Earth.
Canon EOS 60D
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Camera settings were ISO 1600 with 180-second exposures. A total of 36 light frames, 10 dark frames, and 40 each of flat, dark flat, and bias frames were stacked to create this image. Total integration time is 1 hour, 48 minutes.
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