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The Triangulum Galaxy

This is the third largest member of our ‘Local Group’ of galaxies and is estimated to contain around 40 billion stars… seems small when compared to 400 billion for the Milky Way and 1 trillion stars for the Andromeda Galaxy.⁣

We are star dust.⁣

This was my first time capturing a galaxy with a dedicated astro camera! I’m looking forward to many more in the coming weeks 🙃


⁣Image details:

  • 44x 180” or 2hr, 12min
  • 20x Darks⁣
  • 40x Flats/Dark Flats⁣
  • 02/22/2020⁣
  • Bortle 6⁣⁣/7⁣

Equipment used:

  • William Optics Gran Turismo 102⁣
  • William Optics Flat7A, 0.8x
  • Optolong L-Pro
  • Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro⁣
  • ZWO ASI533MC-Pro, unity gain, -25C⁣
  • ZWO EAF⁣⁣⁣
  • ZWO OAG⁣⁣⁣
  • ZWO ASI290MM-mini⁣⁣⁣


  • KStars/Ekos via INDI Server
  • Raspberry Pi4⁣⁣⁣
  • Deep Sky Stacker
  • Pixinsight⁣⁣⁣