13 Oct 2006
Object name: M33 Triangulum galaxy
Popular name: Triangulum galaxy
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 6.2
Size: 68.7 41.6
Position angle: 2
Classification: Sc
Apparent RA: 01 33 51.9 Apparent Dec: +30 39 29
Constellation: Triangulum

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After NGC281 last night I was rather tired and didn't have any creative ideas about which target to go for next. To after pottering around the sky for a bit I landed on the core of M33. This huge galaxy is only partly shown here, but the CLS filter gives it some added contrast.

Previous attempts

One of these days I will finish imaging the whole of this galaxy!

Captured in Artemiscapture. Calibrated in ImageViewCA. Aligned and Combined in Maxim. Finishing in photoshop.

This image was autoguided using my 400mm focal length refractor and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Current Imaging equipment configuration

Exposure Details :

Astronomik CLS MPCC 15x300s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK