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This is an image of M33, the Triangulum Galaxy. It is 3 million light years away in the constellation Triangulum, hence the name. It is the third largest member of the local group behind Andromeda and the Milky Way. It is the most distant object in the night sky visible with the naked eye.

November 22, 2016 - January 25, 201
Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Telescope: Planewave CDK-17
Camera: Apogee CG16M
Mount: Paramount ME
Luminance: 27x20 minutes (binned 1x1)
Red: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
Green: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
Blue: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

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Comment by Russ Ruggles on February 9, 2017 at 4:19am

Yes which makes that image even more amazing.

Comment by Bernard Miller on February 8, 2017 at 3:15pm

Doing fine Russ. Just got a new CDK17 operational. All the regions in the picture are without any Ha filter data. Just LRGB.


Comment by Russ Ruggles on February 8, 2017 at 4:21am

Mr. Miller, how have you been sir?

Another fine image. It's always intriguing just how many star forming regions M33 has.

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