Joe Bauman: A nearby galaxy that's huge in the sky — but hard to see

Messier 33 is a member of our local group of galaxies and looms as large from our viewpoint as four times the size of the moon — but it's hard to see with a small telescope or binoculars.

Joe Bauman, a former Deseret News science reporter, writes an astronomy blog at and is an avid amateur astronomer. His email is [email protected]