Updated: 1.7.05

This shot of M33, the Pinwheel Galaxy in Triangulum, was taken at Chiefland in December. It would have fit nicely using the SXV-M25 and 10" Newtonian, but was slightly off angle, clipping the top! There are quite a few emission nebulae embedded in the arms of the galaxy, including the larger NGC604 (bottom left of center). Many shoot a separate H-alpha frame in order to better highlight these emission regions.

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Image info:

10" Homebuilt Newtonian

Starlight Express

39x4 mins


Stacked (w/SD) and color conversion in Maxim, ddp in Astroart and tweaks in PS (no darks or flats)

guided with the Tak Sky90 and STV-D


Chiefland, FL