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Find the most distant galaxy visible to the naked eye

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THE first week of the new year brings us a new moon, and the perfect time to hunt for the fainter objects in the night sky. I will be looking to spot a galaxy called Triangulum, or M33, which can be seen from anywhere in the world with dark skies this time of year.

The most famous galaxy that can be viewed from Earth with the naked eye is Andromeda, our neighbouring one, which is 2.5 million light years away. We have previously looked at how to spot the Andromeda galaxy (14 December 2019), and this is often cited …

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