M 33 - The Triangulum Galaxy
This is M33, The Triangulum Galaxy:
This Galaxy is about 3 million Lightyears away and belongs to the so called "Local Group" of galaxies that our own Milky Way belongs to.
Although I took far too few pics and the exposure-time was too short, you can still see the inner regions of the galaxy and some dark dust-nebulae. The fashionable pink blots (for example the one on the lower right of the centre) are H II regions (H II means ionized Hydrogen) of star formation which would be far better visible if I back then had already known how to handle the scope. This was my very first deepsky Image.
For this image I took 2 pictures at ISO800, 300 sec and 3 pictures at ISO1600, 420 sec.
|Exposure:||2 x 300s, ISO800 + 3 x 420s, ISO1600 + Darks|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 1100D, modified|
|Telescope:||10" GSO RC, 2000mm|
|Guiding:||OAG with Lodestar and PHD|
|EIP:||Fitswork and Gimp|