area around Messier 33 (M33), a galaxy in the
M33 is a spiral galaxy that is
smaller than our Milky Way galaxy. The width has
been measured to be 50,000 to 60,000 light-years
wide. It lies approximately 3 million light-years
away according to the Hipparcos satellite survey.
Under very good
sky conditions, M33 can by spotted by the naked
eye as a fuzzy patch in Triangulum. It makes a
nice visual target in good binoculars or a
telescope at low magnification.
on M33 is available at:
This image is an
approximately 25 minute exposure through an 80 mm
refractor telescope (800 mm focal length) on Fuji
Provia 400 color slide film.