M33 NGC 598 Triangulum Galaxy
I decided to reprocess M33, the original was too red, too noisy and over saturated. I hope you like this version.
This is another Collaboration with Andy D'Arienzo, he shot the Ha from New York using his TMB. For my part the LRGB (color and luminence) was shot from Fremont Michigan.
Total Exposure time 19.5 hours
This was my first attempt and old version shot in 2009 for comparison using the QHY8 on the TMB130
Location of shoot: Waning Crescent Observatory Long Island New York
Date of shoot: 6th October 2011
Ha11x30 minute subs
FLI CFW 2-7 Filter Wheel
Astronomiks HA, S2, OIII 50mm unmounted filter
Borg mini 50mm guidescope
Location: DownUnder Observatory, Fremont MI
Date of Shoot 2nd thru 7th October 2011
RED 12x15 min
GREEN 16x15 min
BLUE 16x15 min
LUM 12x15 min
Total 14 hours
Camera: QHY9M monochrome CCD by www.astrofactors.com
Scope: TMB 130SS F7 Refractor using Williams Optics 68mm Field Flattener.
Autoguided using QHY5 autoguider
Guide scope Celestron Short Tube 80mm refractor.
Paramount GT-1100S German Equatorial Mount (with MKS 4000)
Image Aquisition software Maxim DL5
Stacking software Deep sky Stacker
Registered with Registar
Post Processed with Photoshop CS5.
M33 is a spiral galaxy at approximately 3 million light years distance in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a moniker it shares with Messier 101. The Triangulum Galaxy is a member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 30 other smaller galaxies