Leo Trio

This large spiral galaxy is often referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy. It was catalogued by Charles Messier in August of 1764. For a larger view, click the image above.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: M33 or NGC 598
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Triangulum
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 3 Million Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Spiral Galaxy
Exposure: 12 hours total time - RGB Position: R.A. 01 hr 33 min , Dec +30039'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: November 2011
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village