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M 33

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Observer
Peter Mulligan
Time of observation
08/01/2019 - 19:34
Object
M 33 the Pinwheel Galaxy
Observing location
Sheffield, UK
Equipment
Skywatcher 200p on EQ5
Canon 1100D
Exposure
100-30sec, 1600 ISO,
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One of the big three of the local group, M33 is smaller than the Milky way with a diameter of about sixty thousand light years, and a distance of approximately 2700,000 light years.  The bright star to the left of  M 33 is the double star HD 9483, 8.0m, spectral type A3 at a distance of 871 light years.  M 33 is about 3000  times further away!

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