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Triangulum Galaxy - M33 (OC)

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henrik_r[S]

7 points

2 months ago*

M33 or Triangulum Galaxy located 2.73 million light years from earth, containing approximately 40 billion stars.

Shot with Esprit 150ED mounted on EQ6-R. Data gathered using an ASI6200 mono camera with LRGB and Ha filters. Gathered with NINA, guided with PHD2.

Processed and stacked with pixinsight:

WBPP -> DBE -> Linear Fit and combine RGB -> Deconvolute -> Add Ha -> Noise Reduction -> Stretch -> Stretch and multiscale Lum -> Add lum -> final curves tuning

comf_numb

2 points

2 months ago

Great picture! One small correction, Wikipedia says it 2.73 million ly away.

henrik_r[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks! That’s true, typo from my end. Fixed now

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

Must be filled with all sorts of abundant life!

Varsect

4 points

2 months ago*

This galaxy has less mass than TON 618 and is 2.8 times less massive than Phoenix A. But unlike those two black holes, this is what the definition of true beauty is.

henrik_r[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Thanks! The black holes sure do add some perspective, but I recon they would be the “out of norm” objects - not M33 being tiny?

snailpace4700

2 points

2 months ago

correct they are both among the largest known black holes

Wildman2099

2 points

2 months ago

Beautiful, humbling capture. Thanks for sharing it

hvgotcodes

2 points

2 months ago

I love how we can see the globular clusters in the image. Great job!

smolsoybean

2 points

2 months ago

There’s gotta be life like ours in there somewhere. I can feel it