Amateur Astrophotographie Landos France

M33 Triangulum Galaxy




Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Mount CI700 Clestron
Camera/filters:QHY 12
exposure: 20×600 sec

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 Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 30 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.

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