The constellation of Triangulum consists, as one would expect, of three stars lying in a rather uninteresting field to the south of Andromeda. It appears to be a constellation steeped in antiquity, although exactly what it is meant to represent is open to debate. It has been suggested that the Greeks thought of it as their capital letter Delta (although ancient sources such as Cicero state that it represents not the letter, but the river delta of the Nile. The three stars creating the triangular outline are fairly conspicuous, but there is very little of note to the deep sky observer.

Notable Objects

Messier 33 a nearby galaxy 3.3 million light years away. NGC 752 a lovely binocular star cluster