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    M33 12132011  ·  M33, the Triangulum galaxy. The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye. M33 is the third largest member in the local group after the Andromeda galaxy and the Milky Way. The local group consist of about 30 galaxies. 11x300sec fits exposures. Captured and combined in Nebulosity v2.4.0 software. Finishing touches done in PhotoShop. Telescope: Orion 8" 1000mm f4.9 Newtonian reflector. Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Guide Scope: Meade 800mm f10 reduced to f5 with Atik x.5 focal length reducer (ADM rings). Imaging Camera: Mead DSI Color 16bit camera with Peltier cooler modification. Guide Camera: Meade DSI Pro monochrome 16bit camera. Imaging camera in prime focus. Filtration used: Baader UV/IR Cut filter  ·  Date/Time 2011:12:14 21:44:22  ·  Resolution 900 x 680