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M33

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M33

NGC Number:
NGC 598

Common Name:
The Triangulum Galaxy
The Pinwheel Galaxy

Constellation:
Triangulum

Distance from Earth:
~2.4 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
5.7
M33

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Date Taken:
11/1/2007 - 11/4/2007

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
Bisque Paramount ME
SBIG STL-11000M
AstroDon Series I Filters
AstroDon H-Alpha Filter

Exposure Specs:
2 Image Mosaic
970 minutes total

Each Frame:
H-Alpha: 4x30 min
Lum: 13x15 min
Red: 4x10 min
Grn: 4x10 min
Blu: 4x10 min

Processed with:
CCDStack
Adobe Photoshop CS2

Copyright 2007, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.