M33 Triangulum Galaxy - 11.15.04
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Orion ED80
Mount: Meade
Camera: SX MX7C
Exposure:  70 Minutes
Location: Waldwick, NJ
The Triangulum Galaxy, M33, is a very large, beautiful, face-on spiral galaxy. Several emission nebulae inside of M33 can be
seen as pink patches in this photo. The largest and most prominent emission nebula is NGC 604 in the upper right which is
nearly 1,500 light-years in diameter. Such clouds are star factories where gas condenses under gravitational attraction and
stars are born. It is one of the largest clouds of ionized hydrogen gas in the known universe.
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