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Messier M32 - Andromeda Satellite

M32 (NGC 221), also known as Andromeda Satellite, is a dwarf elliptical galaxy located within the constellation Andromeda in the Local Group of galaxies.

M32 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 10.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 8 x 6' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Andromeda Satellite
      1. Type:
      2. dwarf elliptical galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 221
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 10.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 8 x 6'
      1. RA:
      2. 0h 42.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. 40 52'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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