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Object/Name: M033 (NGC 0598, The Pinwheel Galaxy, The Triangulum Galaxy) Image Details:
Type: Spiral Galaxy - (Type Sc) Luminance:10.00 min. (12) – 120.00 min. 1x1
Constellation: Triangulum Red:10.00 min. (4) – 40.00 min. 1x1
RA: 01 hours 33.9 minutes Green:10.00 min. (4) – 40.00 min. 1x1
Dec: +30 degreees 39 minutes Blue:10.00 min. (4) – 40.00 min. 1x1
Distance: 2.3 - 3.0 million light years Total Time:240 minutes
Magnitude: 5.7 mag   
Size: 42.0 x 71.0 arc minutes   
Imaging Dates: 14 September 2007   
Location: 2007 Black Forest Star Party, Cherry Springs State Park, PA   
Telescope: Takahashi "New" FSQ-106ED imaging scope and FS 78 Guide scope Mount: Takahashi EM-500 Temma II
CCD: SBIG STL-11000 ABG and ST402-XME guide camera   
Software Used:
  Maxim DL for image capture CCDStack
Adobe PhotoShop CS2  
Detailed Information:
This is another product of the collaboration between Stephen T Roffo, Jr. and myself. As with M031, these images were taken by Stephen at the 2007 Black Forest Star Party in Cherry Springs State Park, PA. Afterward we collaborated back and forth to process the image posted here.

The galaxy M033 was observed and discovered by Charles Messier on 25 October 1764. M033 is another member of our local galaxy group but it is only 1/3 the size of M031. In fact there is some thought that M033 orbits M031. As with M031, many star clusters can be seen, The large pink area in the upper right of the image is an H II region that has its own NGC designation, NGC 604.

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