M 33  -  wide field

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Object identification (3.3MB)

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Object data of M33

Object type: Galaxy (Sc)
Size: 69' x 42'
Magnitude: 6.2 mag
Constellation: Tri
Distance: 2.7 Mio Ly
Notes: Messier 33, also known as the Triangulum Galaxy, is a famous spiral galaxy located in the small northern constellation Triangulum. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third largest galaxy in the Local Group, after the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way. It is also the second nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way and the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-11-19
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G @ f/3.2
Camera: Nikon D800 (ISO1600)
Mount: iOptron Sky Tracker
Exposure time: 163x1min
Exposure time total: 2h43min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner