Wide-field view of the sky around Messier 33

This wide field view of the sky around the nearby galaxy Messier 33 was assembled from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The original photographs were taken over a period spanning more than 40 years, from 1949 until the early 1990s. As a result some of the nearer stars in the picture have moved due to their significant proper motions. These show up as double dots — one red and one blue. The huge galaxy at the centre of the picture is tens or hundreds of thousands of times more distant than these nearby stars.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1424c
Type:Observation
Release date:6 August 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1424
Size:10454 x 10409 px

About the Object

Name:M 33, Messier 33, Triangulum Galaxy
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:3 million light years
Constellation:Triangulum
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 33 50.84
Position (Dec):30° 39' 50.85"
Field of view:175.54 x 174.78 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
E emulsion
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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