The sharpest view ever of the Triangulum Galaxy

This gigantic image of the Triangulum Galaxy — also known as Messier 33 — is a composite of about 54 different pointings with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys. With a staggering size of 34 372 times 19 345 pixels, it is the second-largest image ever released by Hubble. It is only dwarfed by the image of the Andromeda Galaxy, released in 2015.

The mosaic of the Triangulum Galaxy showcases the central region of the galaxy and its inner spiral arms. Millions of stars, hundreds of star clusters and bright nebulae are visible. This image is too large to be easily displayed at full resolution and is best appreciated using the zoom tool.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M. Durbin, J. Dalcanton, and B. F. Williams (University of Washington)

About the Image

Id:heic1901a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2019, 18:00
Related releases:heic1901
Size:34372 x 19345 px

About the Object

Name:M 33, Messier 33
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:3 million light years
Constellation:Triangulum
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 33 58.06
Position (Dec):30° 40' 18.06"
Field of view:20.18 x 11.36 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 105.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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