The Triangulum Galaxy shows more detail through backyard telescopes than any other galaxies except the Magellanic Clouds and our own home, the Milky Way. But M33's treasures don't just jump out and grab your eye. To see them, you need dark skies, patience . . . and this guide from the December 2004 issue...
Globular clusters are more concentrated in the direction of Sagittarius since that's where we find the center of the Milky Way. This area of the sky affords us opportunities to see several of these rich, ancient clusters in close proximity.
Amateur skygazers can spend hours roaming ghostly clouds of interstellar dust. You just need to know where to look.
On a long-awaited tour of the southern Milky Way, Alan Whitman discovers many splendid sights in far-southern skies.