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Area around the Triangulum Galaxy (ground-based image)

Date: 07 January 2019
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: M33, Messier 33, Triangulum Galaxy
Copyright: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This wide-field view of the sky around the nearby galaxy Messier 33 was assembled from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The original photographs were taken over a period spanning more than 40 years, from 1949 until the early 1990s. As a result, some of the nearer stars in the picture have moved as a result of their significant proper motions. These show up as double dots – one red and one blue. The huge galaxy at the centre of the picture is tens or hundreds of thousands of times more distant than these nearby stars.


Last Update: 07 January 2019

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