Messier object 33  (also known as the Triangulum Galaxy and the Pinwheel Galaxy) is a large spiral galaxy located 3 million light years distant.  It is so large that different sections of this galaxy have been assigned different NGC numbers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meade 14 LX200GPS @ f/2.0 (Hyperstar with IR/UV filter)

Meade DSI III Pro, 30 X 60 sec

16 Feb 08, 19:36 to 20:06 hrs

8 X 120 sec with integrated dark frames, approx 31F air temp.
80mm Orion f/11.3 guidescope with Meade DSI II Color 2 sec exposures/corrections
Stacked in Registax, processed in PhotoShop
Wishing Star Observatory

 

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