Mirach

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Mirach

(mÿ -rak) See Andromeda.
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5[degrees] east-southeast of Beta Andromedae and just a little over 4[degrees] from M33.
It is very near to Beta Andromedae (Mirach), and with an appropriate eyepiece, just moving Mirach out of the field should make this elliptical galaxy pop into view.
Beta Andromedae is known as Mirach, and the galaxy NGC 404 has been dubbed the Ghost of Mirach.
The Pisces Cloud is a small group of galaxies in northern Pisces, about 3[degrees] south of Beta Andromedae and 45' west of a line connecting that star and 4.
That's because it lies in the same field as 2nd-magnitude Beta Andromedae (Mirach).
May 31st finds McNaught, now hopefully 8th magnitude, passing 2 1/2[degrees] southeast of 2nd-magnitude Beta Andromedae.
Seeing its pure milky white light fighting off the topaz fire of Beta Andromedae brings to mind these words from Robert Frost's poem "Revelation":
The easy way to get to M33 is to remember that it is on the other side of Beta Andromedae from M31 at about the same distance, as shown above and on the previous page.