This Week In Astronomy

A Grand Galaxy
Located in the tiny constellation of Triangulum and just opposite the star Beta Andromeda is the splendid galaxy M33.  M33 has very low surface brightness, so look when the Moon is down and from the darkest sky site you can find!

A Challenging Nebula
Making a small equilateral triangle with the stars Eta and Alpha Cassiopeia is the elusive Pac Man Nebula, NGC 281. The Pac Man is a famous target for astrophotographers, but it’s not very easy to observe visually.