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M33 - Triangulum Galaxy

I'm pleased with this image given that the first subframe was smeared badly due to tracking errors caused by cloud. That cleared and stayed away until 5 minutes after the last frame that I took. I'm delighted with the detail that I captured, especially that of NGC604 (the red blob in the lower right).
M33 is a spiral galaxy approximately 3Mly from Earth and is part of our local group of galaxies. It is believed that it is a satellite galaxy of M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy) due to their gravitational interactions. NGC604 and NGC595 are large H II regions in the galaxy and are highly active. NGC604 is approximately 1500 light years across, over 40 times larger than the Orion Nebula and over 6300 times more luminous. If you want more details the astrobin link is: http://www.astrobin.com/269625/

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