DSLR astrophotography by Sergi Verdugo
The Triangulum Galaxy
Exposure: 6×300″ @ ISO 800
Telescope: Skywatcher Newton 8″ f5 with Baader MPCC
Filter: Hutech IDAS LPS 2″
Mount: Meade LXD-75 Autostar
Camera: Modded Canon 350D
Date: 30th August 2008
Location: Rasos de Peguera (Barcelona)
Comments: This one was my first shot at Rasos de Peguera, I had a lot of problems with the autoguiding all night, but finally I could manage to shoot some subexposures.
The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years away in the constellation Triangulum. It is the third largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way Galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy and about 30 other smaller galaxies. It is the most distant permanent object that can be viewed with the naked eye (if the light pollution is sufficiently low).