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January 2016

TRIANGULAM GALAXY M33

The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years from Earth in the constellation Triangulam. It is catalogued as M33 or NGC 598. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the local group of galaxies, behind the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.

Equipment:

Telescope: SW200p

Guide Scope: SW ST80 with Orion

Mount: NEQ6 Pro

Camera: Modified Canon 450d

Lights, Darks, Bias 4 x 600sec iso1600


31st October 2014

ANDROMEDA GALAXY M31

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spral galaxy approximately 2.5 millionlight years from Earth, and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Its name stems from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda.

Equipment:

Telescope: SW200p

Mount: EQ5

Guide: None

Camera: Canon EOS 450d

15 x 60 second