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Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 21:59:00Posted by Bobby
Mythology of Triangulum
Triangulumis a small constellation that can be found between Andromeda and Aries. It was known to the ancient Greeks, many of whom visualized it as the Nile delta, while for others it represented the island of Sicily. Its brightest star is Beta Trianguli, magnitude 3.0.
Depiction: The Triangle
Highest in the Sky: November to December
Size Ranking: 78th
Coverage Area: 132 Sq. Degrees
Right Acension: 2 hours
Visibility: 90°N to 52°S
Iota Triangulii: Double star
M33: Triangulum Galaxy
NGC 604: Emission nebula
Mothallah, Alpha Triangulii
Best Viewed Objects/Stars
A binary star. A small telescope is needed to divide the 5th-magnitude primary from its close 7th-magnitude companion.
A spiral galaxy about 2.7 million light-years away and third largest member of the Local Group of galaxies. It covers about the same area of sky as the full Moon. Because its light is so spread out, a clear, dark sky is needed to see it. Under good conditions, this galaxy can be detected through binoculars or a small telescope.