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The Triangulum Galaxy

M33 or NGC598

2022

jul 31

The Triangulum Galaxy, also known as Messier 33 or M33, is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Triangulum. It is one of the closest major galaxies to the Milky Way, situated approximately 2.7 million light-years away from Earth.

The Triangulum Galaxy has a population of both young and old stars. It contains numerous star-forming regions, including vast clouds of gas and dust where new stars are actively being born. These regions are often visible as glowing pinkish areas within the galaxy.

Exposure

galaxy: 3 hours 37 minutes
stars: 1 hour 40 minutes

The Triangulum Galaxy is part of the Local Group, which includes the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and other smaller galaxies. M33, M31, and the Milky Way are currently in the process of gravitational interaction and are expected to merge in the distant future.

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