Triangulum / Pinwheel Galaxy

Observed:  Points: 30

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General Info

TypeSpiral Galaxy
ConstellationTriangulum
Right ascension1h33'50.800''
Declination+30°39'37''
Magnitude5.700
Distance3,000,000ly
Size73 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC598, M33
Discovered 1654 Giovanni Hodierna

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Triangulum / Pinwheel Galaxy

Mead LX200 (Cabrillo Observatory)
30 points

People in astrophotography go galaxy crazy. It must be something about the scale of them. They defy logic and imagination so of course, they must be photographed. I agree.

The following photo was taken using Spock, the LX200 at Cabrillo University. The resulting image was then processed for color and sharpness.

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