M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy Remastered

by on Jul.21, 2013, under Image Gallery

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2.4 million light-years from Earth, the Triangulum Galaxy resides in the constellation Triangulum and spans some 50,000 light-years. This galaxy contains roughly 40 billion stars and is the third largest galaxy in the Local Group. M33 contains many star-forming regions, and these regions are represented by the color red.

Image credit: Ryan M. Hannahoe and Salvatore Grasso
Exposure time: 60 hours
Equipment Used: 16″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, and STX16803 CCD
Location: Perez Observatory at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill – New Mexico


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