The Pinwheel Galaxy (M33) is a member of our local group of galaxies 3 million LY
from our Milky Way Galaxy.  It is about 1/2 the size of our galaxy and contains 40
billion stars.  Lying only 750,000 LY from the Andromeda  Galaxy, it is believed to
be a gravitational satellite of its neighbor.

September 9, 2008
WO ZS 105mm f/7 Apo Refractor
Canon Digital Rebel 400D / Modified (Hap Griffin)
210 Minute / 42x300s @ 800ASA
Manually guided on a 14" Meade LX200
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

Messier 33

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