M 33 - The Triangulum Galaxy

LRGB 255 144 135 138 min.
ASA 16" RC f/8
ZWO ASI 6200MM Pro

Constellation Triangulum
Ra 01h 33m 50s
Dec 30° 39´ 35"

The Triangulum Galaxy (M 33 or NGC 598) is a spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years away from earth in the constellation Triangulum. This galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local group of galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye. M 33 is on the other hand the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local group and is believed to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy or on its rebound into the latter due to their interactions, velocities and proximity to one another in the night sky. It also has an HII nucleus.

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