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Amateur views of M33

Backyard astronomers capture the beauty of the Pinwheel Galaxy.
The Pinwheel Galaxy was discovered by the French comet hunter Charles Messier in 1764. Messier was compiling a list of objects that looked like comets in his small telescope but did not move against the background stars as comets did. The Pinwheel Galaxy is 33rd on Messier's list of 110 objects, so it is also known by the designation M33. M33 is the most distant member of the Local Group, a collection of about forty galaxies of which our Milky Way is a member. M33 is visible to the naked eye on...

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