Messier 33 and Herschel 59 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 33, also known as NGC 2598, the “Pinwheel Galaxy”, “Triangulum Galaxy” and Herschel 59 is an Sc type galaxy in the constellation of Triangulum. It is a member of our local group of galaxies and has a diameter of ~65,000 light-years. The first image comprises 13 x Luminance (200 seconds each) and 10 x Red, Green and Blue (200, 200 and 160 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 80 degrees on 26 August 2015. The field of view is 32’ x 21’. The second and third images comprise 12 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 80 degrees over two nights, 9 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. The fields f view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 18' x 12', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020