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Messier 33 Galaxy close-up - Best - Explore #61

M33 Galaxy , 31 hr version LRGBH

 

Messier 33, also known as the triangulum galaxy is relatively close at 3,000,000 ly away. Therefore, there it can be seen with the naked eye. Due to the close proximity, numerous individual stars can be resolved. Note the large H2 regions as well. The large arms of the spiral galaxy are clearly seen.

 

Due to its proximity, the galaxy nearly fills the frame.

 

Imaged from Deep Sky West - Rowe, New Mexico, using RCOS 14.5” Ritchey–Chrétien telescope f/9. 3340 mm focal length.

 

LRGBH 10.3 hours L, 5 hours each RGB. 5.3 hours H in 2016.

31 hours total exposure.

 

Transparency and Seeing Very good-Excellent

 

October 2016, and

September-Oct 2017

 

Processed in Pixinsight, and Lightroom.

 

SBIG 16803 CCD,AO-X

 

Explore Oct 19, 2017 #61

 

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Taken on October 19, 2017