galacticsights

astrophotography

Triangulum Galaxy, M33

2017-11-21 / Image Details (Click on image to enlarge)

The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 44 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.


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Technical Details

LocationZollikerberg, Switzerland
CameraNikon DSLR D810A
TelescopeSkywatcher Quattro 8CF 200 DS Fibre OTA Newton Carbon
Special LenseSkywatcher Newtonian F4 Coma Corrector
MountSkywatcher AZ-EQ6, EQASCOM, Stellarium
AutoguidingLacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, Dithering)
Camera ControlAPT - Astro Photography Tool v3.4
Lights52 x 120s (1h44'), ISO-1000, additional Biases, Flats, no Darks
Stacking SoftwarePixinsight 1.8, Bayer Drizzle 2x
Image ProcessingPixinsight 1.8

Earlier Version, 2015-12-17


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Technical Details

LocationZollikerberg, Switzerland
CameraNikon DSLR D7100
TelescopeSkywatcher Quattro 8CF 200 DS Fibre OTA Newton Carbon
Special Lensenone
MountSkywatcher AZ-EQ6 Pro SyncScan GoTo
AutoguidingLacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, NO Dithering)
Camera ControlLacerta MGEN2 (Autoguiding, NO Dithering)
Lights47 x 118s (1h32'), ISO-1600, additional Biases, Flats and Darks
Stacking SoftwarePixinsight 1.8
Image ProcessingPixinsight 1.8