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Triangulum

Quick Facts

Name:Triangulum
try-ANGH-gu-lum
Meaning:Triangle
Abbreviation:Tri
Genitive:Triangulii
Visible in Latitudes:90° thru -50°
Viewing Season:Fall
Best Seen In:December, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:October 20
Right Ascension:2.11 hours
Declination:32.0 degrees
Area:131.847 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Triangulum

About Triangulum

Triangulum is one of the original 48 constellations frist drawn by Ptolemy. According to legend, the inhabitants of Sicily begged Jove to place their island into the heavens. Modern day interpretations associate the constellation with the famous Palermo Observatory.

Named Stars

 
NameStar
MetallahAlpha Tri

Messier Objects

 
NameType
M33Spiral Galaxy

Neighboring Constellations

AndromedaPerseus
AriesPisces
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