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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum

Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:46 | Tran: 7:00 | Set: 16:11
Alt: 49.68°   Az: 257.86°   Direction: West-South-West

Messier 33 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Triangulum constellation. Messier 33 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 5.72, Messier 33 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of Messier 33 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 2.0697x2.0697 degrees (124.18x124.18 arcmins).

Image of Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum star
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DSS2 image of Messier 33 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (62.09 arcmin) and minor (36.73 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

01h 35m 14s
+30° 47’ 07”
03h 09m 39s
04h 44m 53s

J2000

01h 33m 51s
+30° 39’ 36”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 33 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum.

Finder chart Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 33 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

6.27
5.72
5.04
4.35
4.1

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of Messier 33.

23.61 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports Messier 33 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 33 is a visual representation of it.
62.09 arcmin
36.73 arcmin
23°

Morphological Classification

Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum
Visualization of the morphological classification of Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 33 (Triangulum Galaxy) - Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.2°
Max altitude: 69.3°
Azimuth: 300.8°