The Triangulum Galaxy (M33)
Tom O'Donoghue

The Triangulum Galaxy (M33)

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The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral-armed galaxy located in the constellation of Triangulum, and is part of the local group of galaxies which includes our own galaxy the Milky Way. M33 is approximately 3 million light years from Earth, and is visible from a very dark site with the naked eye, as a dim fuzzy patch of light. The pink areas in the galaxy are Hydrogen alpha nebulae. These are regions of the galaxy where star birth is taking place.

This picture was taken by combining 5hrs of Luminance (Clear) filtered images with 180mins each of filtered Red, Green, and Blue to make a colour picture. A further 150mins of Hydrogen Alpha filtered light was added to emphasize the star birth regions of the galaxy. This gave a total exposure of 16 hours 30 minutes.

Note: All our prints are printed on Baryta 325g Paper, which is an excellent paper for framing. The paper is a gloss type, which gives very vivid colour views.