Re: (IAAC) Obj: M33, Pinwheel Galaxy - Inst: XT-8 1200mm f:6dob

Nick Martin wrote:
> M33 really repays observation on the clearest night you get. With an 8" you
> should be able to begin to pick up the spiral structure. The secret is a
> high enough power (but not too high; for galaxies 240X is optimum in my 20")
> and averting the vision, imagination and anything else you can avert. You
> should certainly be able to see the bright HII region with its own NGC
> number(which I do not haveto hand).
I believe you mean NGC 604 (http://www.seds.org/messier/more/m033_n604.html).
> Nick Martin, Bonnyton House, By Ayr, Ayrshire KA6 7EW ,Scotland, UK.
>  Latitude 55 24'56" Longitude 4 26' 00".
Dave Mitsky
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