Area around the Triangulum Galaxy (ground-based image)

This wide-field view of the sky around the nearby galaxy Messier 33 was assembled from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The original photographs were taken over a period spanning more than 40 years, from 1949 until the early 1990s. As a result, some of the nearer stars in the picture have moved as a result of their significant proper motions. These show up as double dots — one red and one blue. The huge galaxy at the centre of the picture is tens or hundreds of thousands of times more distant than these nearby stars.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic1901f
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2019, 18:00
Related releases:heic1901
Size:10454 x 10409 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 50.80
Position (Dec):30° 39' 51.74"
Field of view:175.53 x 174.77 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
491 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
i
825 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nm Digitized Sky Survey 2

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