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Date: 25/10/2014


Name: Triangulum  Galaxy  -  M33 or NGC 598 .


This imagine was taken whilst at Watson's Way Country Stay which is N/E of Mukinbudin in Western Australia.


The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years  (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC  598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares with Messier 101. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 44 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.



Location: Watson's Way Stacking Mode:  Mosaic.
Camera: Canon 40D - Modified Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Skywatcher ED80 Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Exposure: 800ASA x  300 Seconds x 13 RGB BKG Cal:   Yes
Total Exposure:  1 Hour 5 Minutes. Per Channel Cal:   No
Guiding: DSI on Mead  LX200R. Method:   Median Kappa-Sigma (K=2, I= 5)
Filter: Darks:   No
Focus: Bahtinov Mask Flat:   No

Position in Sky

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Constellation:  Triangulum
Distance:  3 Million Light Years