M33 (NGC 598, the Pinwheel Galaxy)
Object Type: Galaxy
RA: 1h 33m 51s
Dec: +30° 39' 29"
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm
Charts for 50mm Binocular (5° aperture circle). Click on a chart to print it.
M33 is located a little over 4° from α Trianguli in the direction of β Andromedae.
What You Should See:
M33, which has a high integrated magnitude (and can be visible to the naked eye under ideal conditions) is a large object with a low surface brightness. It therefore requires a dark sky and low magnification, making it easier to find and see in 10×50 binoculars than in small telescopes.