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M33 in Triangulum

M33 in Triangulum


M33 is a member of the "Local Group" of galaxies. It shows big groups of blueish young star clusters in its spiral arms and several large emission nebulae. One of them has its own catalog entry as NGC604 and can be seen at the 7 o'clock position as a fuzzy pinkish patch.
The distance to M33 is about 3 mill. light-years.

Telescope: ASA 10N-OK3 f3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: FLI ML8300
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 2-7
Filter: Astrodon Ha(5nm), LRGB
Exposure: L:24x300sec, RGB:6x300sec each channel
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 2.8, PixInsight SE 1.8 full exif

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