Satellite of M31

Observed:  Points: 10

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as of 07/05/2020 5:05 p.m.

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General Info

TypeElliptical Galaxy
ConstellationAndromeda
Right ascension0h42'41.800''
Declination+40°52'52''
Magnitude8.100
Distance2,900,000ly
Size8 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC221, M32
Discovered 1749 Guillaume Legentil

Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.

Same F.O.V. as M31 and M110!

Satellite of M31

Celestron Omni XLT 150
10 points

M32 appeared in the same shot as m31. A fuzzy bright oval shape.

See sketch of M31/M32.

Satellite of M31

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
10 points

Part (5) of my first light report with the 12" dob: M32 and M110 popped into view easier than ever as well. Although I couldn't get all of them in the FOV.

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