M33 - Pinwheel Galaxy

A very large, but dim galaxy which belongs to the local group.

Note:  This image won 2nd Place at the 2005 MidAtlantic Star Party Astrophotography Contest for the category "Galaxy"

Location:Gastonia, NC
Optics:Orion 8mm ED, 600mm f/7.5
Exposure:L: 25 x 10 min, RGB: 11,11,10 x 5 min
Camera:SBIG ST-7E
Mount:Losmandy G11