M33 - The Great Triangulum Spiral

Galaxy in Triangulum

Uploaded 12/7/04

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 The small scale details in this image are captivating. A sunshine yellow core is surrounded by a halo of arms populated by blue supergiant stars, hundreds of which are easily resolved in this image. The galaxy fills the 3/4 degree wide field, and the camera was oriented along a north - south line instead of the normal South up configuration. A few pinkish/magenta colored hydrogen clouds can be seen, however the camera is far better at recording the individual blue features of this enormous near by galaxy.

Processing was done almost entirely in PixInsight, with some minor touch up in Photoshop CS.

Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian Platform: Astrophysics 1200 QMD Camera: Canon 10D Exposure: 4 x 5m Filters: None Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 7/10, Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: -5 C Processing Tools: Photoshop CS, PixInsight HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS


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