Triangulum Galaxy

This image by Elizabeth Warrick, BMC ’21 is her second attempt at imaging the Triangulum galaxy, the first one foiled by pointing issues. I’d  like to applaud Elizabeth for her persistence in getting this tricky image.

Triangulum Galaxy (M33) by Elizabeth Warrick, BMC ’21

Elizabeth explains: “The Triangulum Galaxy is a very beautiful spiral galaxy that shows the wonderful structure galaxies can hold in the night sky. In this image you see a picture of the Triangulum Galaxy (lower right quadrant) imaged in the g,r, and i filters respectively. The filters I chose to observe allow us to look at the galaxy overall using the g,r, and i filters to get a good look at the wavelengths of light. Notice the faint spiral arm structure coming out of the slightly brighter center of the galaxy.”

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