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M33 is well placed

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The Triangulum galaxy (M33; mag 6.3) will be well placed, high in the sky. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +30°39', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 39°S.

From Cambridge, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 19:10 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:45, 78° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 29° above your western horizon.

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At magnitude 5.7, M33 is too faint to be seen with the naked eye from any but the very darkest sites, but is visible through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of M33 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M33 01h33m50s +30°39' Triangulum 5.7 71'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 15 October 2019
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 09:10 14:00 18:50
Venus 08:23 13:34 18:45
Moon 19:24 01:34 08:09
Mars 05:41 11:37 17:33
Jupiter 11:53 16:26 20:59
Saturn 13:36 18:10 22:45
All times shown in EDT.


The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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