Sunday, 14 October 2012

M33 A work in progress.

This was taken on Friday night – A total of 4 h 10mins exposure – of the Galaxy M33 in the constellation Triangulum.  Bizibilder has imaged this before but decided to go for a really long exposure with his modified camera.  Unfortunately the rest of the weekend was not clear so he will have to wait for another clear night to get more data.  Whilst the galaxy would appear about as large as the Moon in the sky it is very faint indeed! The pinkish blobs within the galaxy are huge dust clouds where new stars are forming.  Click to enlarge:

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