M33


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Obj Type
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Date Taken:
Mazlin
Messier 33
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
11-25-2007
Description

This is a wonderful mosaic of M33 done by the SSRO North team.

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

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Technical Details
Exposure Time:
A four frame mosaic cropped so that the final image is closer to two full STL11000 frames. The Lum varies from 2.5 to 3 hours per subframe (unbinned), and the RGB varies 2.5 to 3 hours per subframe, binned 2x2, for a total of about 22 hours. Finally, 8 hours of Ha data were added, including 4 hours with the 16
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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