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(IAAC) Object: M33 - Instrument: naked eye



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-06-16, 06:00 UT
Location: Bath, ME, USA (44N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 6.5 - low alt
Seeing: 3 - medium
Moon up: no
Instrument: naked eye
Magnification: none
Filters used: none
Object: M33
Category: Spiral galaxy
Constellation: Tri
Data: mag 5.7  size 73'x45'
RA/DE: 01h33m  +30o40m
Description: Unquestionably present, and obviously
somewhat large, even to the naked eye! I have not
seen this object in brighter skies (6.0 or worse),
so I think 6.5 may be the (my) limit for naked-eye
visibility of the Triangulum Galaxy.