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The Triangulum Galaxy M33

Camera: Canon EOS 6D unmodded
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED127CF
Exposures: 20 stacked images at 120s, ISO 800
Processed using PixInsight

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The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulum_Galaxy on November 21, 2016

Triangulum Galaxy

"The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares with Messier 101. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 44 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.

The galaxy is the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group and it is believed to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy due to their interactions, velocities, and proximity to one another in the night sky. It also has an H-II nucleus."

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