Triangulum Galaxy: Andromeda, Milky Way and Triangulum Galaxy, which is also 3 million LY away, are the three big galaxies of our Local Group of Galaxies, which are gravitationally bound and will eventually probably merge to one gigantic galaxy. Within Triangulum Galaxy one can recognize many star generating regions besides dark dust bands and the spiral structure of the galaxy can also very well be recognized in this face-on view.

For an image generated from data of the Digital Sky Survey (DSS) click here.

Object Triangulum Galaxy
Category Galaxies
Designation M 033
Constellation Triangulum
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch, f/4 with Baader Coma Corrector
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera OHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 12 x 10min IDAS LPS filter, 2 x 10min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop. H-alpha, RGB composit
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 27 Aug 2008
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