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Weatherly, PA USA
Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Canon 6D, 60 x 60 seconds at ISO 3200 + darks and bias frames.
Adobe Lightroom and Corel Paintshop Pro.
From Wikipedia: The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 44 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.
The galaxy is the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group and it is believed to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy due to their interactions, velocities and proximity to one another in the night sky.
Tech Specs: Sky-Watcher Esprit 120mm ED Triplet APO Refractor, Canon 6D, 60 x 60 seconds at ISO 3200 + darks and bias frames, imaged on December 7, 2018. Location: The Dark Side Observatory in Weatherly, PA, USA.