Triangulum Galaxy

Designation: M33 / NGC 598
Hemisphere: Northern
Constellation: Triangulum
Distance: 2.7 million light years
Object type: Barred spiral galaxy

Description

The Triangulum Galaxy is a face-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Triangulum, around 2.7 million light years from Earth. At half the size of our Milky Way, this is the third-largest galaxy in the Local Group, home to around 40 billion stars according to the latest estimations.

In recent years scientist found mounting evidence that suggests that the Triangulum Galaxy may actually be orbiting the Andromeda Galaxy and could therefore be involved in the collision between Andromeda and the Milky Way, about 4.5 billion years from now. Read the article here.

Equipment

Mount: Celestron Evolution
Main Telescope: William Optics ZS73EDii
Main camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro
Main camera filter: Optolong L-Pro + Optolong L-eNhance

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 10 hours
Acquisition software: SharpCap Pro
Processing software: APP – PixInsight – GIMP
Location: Luxembourg

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