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Messier 33

Messier 33

Object Name:  Messier 33, also known as NGC 598
Object Type:  Spiral galaxy
Constellation: Triangulum
Acquisition Date: September 1, 2016
Location: Tierra del Sol, San Diego County, California
Equipment:
• Imaging Scope – Takahashi Epsilon 160
• Imaging Camera – SBIG STT-8300
• Filters – Baader 36mm unmounted red, green and blue filters
• Mount – Astro-Physics 900GTO
Camera Control – The Sky X
Guider control – The Sky X
Acquisition Details:
• Exposures – 10 x 360 seconds for each of the red, green and blue filtered subexposures.
Processing:
PixInsight and Photoshop CC were used to process the images.
• PixInsight –
⁃ Image calibration, alignment and integration
⁃ MultiscaleLinearTransform on RGB image for noise attenuation
⁃ HistogramTransformation for histogram adjustment
⁃ CurvesTransformation for color saturation boost
• Photoshop –
⁃ additional adjustments to histogram and color balance
Thanks for looking.  Click on the image below for a higher resolution version.

Messier 33
Messier 33
Posted in CCD Camera Image, Galaxies

2 Comments

  1. Steve Armen

    Hi Dean, this rendition of m33 looks fabulous! The star colors look great as does the background. I’ve seen a couple of your posts on the AP forum on IO groups. Looks like you are waiting for a mach 2? I’m on the list reportedly early in the 2nd build. Sold my mach 1 before COVID 19 flared up started so now I’m without any mount to do imaging. Now it looks like I won’t have a mount until summer or next fall or even next year. I’m looking to possibly pickup a Tak EM-11 used that would be sellable when a mach 2 if finally available to use with the 92mm Stowaway. I’ll be doing wide field for a while if I can find something.

    clear skies,
    -Steve

  2. dean

    Hi Steve, thanks for taking a look. This is one of the last few CCD images I took with the STT-8300 before switching to the ASI1600MM.

    Yes, I am on the Mach2 list for the first build. I have been told that I am about halfway down the first run. I don’t expect to have the mount before June 2020.

    We will see how well they recover and get to the second group.

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