Triangulum galaxy

Posted: July 4, 2013 in Astronomy
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The Triangulum Galaxy (aka M33/ NGC 598) was probably first described by Hodiema in 1654. It is 3,000,000 light years from Earth and contains about 40 billion stars. It has a relationship with both the Andromeda galaxy and our own Milky Way as it is moving towards the Andromeda galaxy. Astronomers have tried to model the likely outcome of these three galaxies converging on each other, although it seems uncertain as to whether Triangulum will meet with Andromeda before or after Andromeda meets the Milky Way.

Photos taken using the Bradford Robotic telescope

  1. ngc3130 says:

    Reblogged this on NGC3130.

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