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M32 - NGC 221 - Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy


Messier 32 (M32) is a Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy located in the constellation Andromeda. It is a bright satellite galaxy of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy. It is one of the closest elliptical galaxies to us and therefore has been the subject of extensive study. M32 is located about 2.49 million light years from earth and is approximately 6,500 light years long. Both M32 and another satellite galaxy, M110, can be easily seen in most images of the Andromeda Galaxy. The Andromeda Galaxy has 14 known satellite galaxies. M32 was discovered by G. Le Gentil in 1749.

Location Data
Constellation: Andromeda
Right ascension: 0h 42.8m
Declination: Declination: 40° 52′
Distance:  2,490,000 ly
Size:  6,500 ly

Observation Data
Apparent magnitude: 8.1
Apparent size: 8 arcmins

M32 Location - Image From Stellarium

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M31, M32, and M110 by Paul BorchardtM31, M32, and M110   
Canon T3i DSLR with a Canon 400mm F5.6 telephoto lens piggyback on B-scope. Single frame. 18 exposures at three minutes each. 51 minutes total exposure. Stacking done in Nebulosity and processing in Nebulosity and Photoshop. Oct. 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

Andromeda Galaxy  by Chad AndristM31, M32, and M110
Canon 60D modified through Stellarvue SV80ST CF triplet, no guiding. 64x120s @ 800ISO in Sequence Generator Pro. Flats taken in Backyard EOS. No darks or bias. Pre and post processing in Pixinsight, Adobe Lightroom. Oct. 2016
Photo: Chad Andrist

M31  by Gabe ShaugnnessyM31, M32, & M110 - Andromeda Galaxy 
Mosaic. Scope: TMB92SS, Camera: QSI683-wsg8, Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar, Mount: Mach1 GTO, L: 33x5min, RGB: 56x5min total, 7.4 hrs total exposure. Aug 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M17 - Swan NebulaM31 / M32
Remotely from NM. FSQ 106 TAK refr at F/5. STL-11000M ABG camera. 2 hr exp, 10 6 min Lum exp (1:1), and R, G, B in sets of 4 5 min binned (2:2).
Dec 2010
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

Remote from New Mexico Skies. STL11000 SBIG CCD camera on Paramount mount with TAK BRC250 scope. Oct. 2006
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz