M33 Triangulum Galaxy
Posted by HrAstro
Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on October 10th, 2010.
Location: Petrova gora, Croatia, Europe
Triplet APO 115/800, QHY8, TS OAG9mm, QHY5 guiding camera
Exposure time: 18x600sec
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgreded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: Nebulosity, FixFits, DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS4
The Triangulum Galaxy Messier 33 (M33, NGC 598) is another prominent member of the Local Group of galaxies. This galaxy is small compared to its big apparent neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy M31, and to our Milky Way galaxy, but by this more of average size for spiral galaxies in the universe. One of the small Local Group member galaxies, LGS 3, is possibly a satellite of M33, which itself may be a remote but gravitationally bound companion of the Andromeda galaxy M31.
More information about this object at: http://seds.org/messier/m/m052.html