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Triangulum Galaxy M33

Triangulum Galaxy M33

Taken at the observing session of the Iowa City Astronomy club on 10-30-2010 in Kent Park by Tiffin, IA. I used the Canon 300D piggy back on the Meade 2120 (mounted on an equatorial motor drive mount) with a Minolta MC Rokkor 135mm/f2.8 lens. 12 exposures, ISO 800, 30s, stacked using the program Nebulosity v2.3.0. With some phantasy, one can discern the spiral arms of the galaxy. The Triangulum galaxy is roughly 3 million light years away. In othe words, this light traveled for 3 million years before it hit the CCD sensor of the Canon 300D. Amazing.

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