M 33

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Description: Commonly known as The Pinwheel Galaxy, M 33 is a member of our local group of about 40 galaxies. In colorful counterpoint to the many young blue stars are several red emission nebulae, including NGC 604, the red knot to the lower left of the galactic nucleus.
Constellation: Triangulum
Distance: 2.8 million light years
Apparent Size: 69' x 42'
Date: 11 and 13 september 2005
Equipment: FSQ 106 @ f/5, ST2000XM, MI-250
Exposure: L(HaR)GB: 165-95-45-45-45 minutes