Oct 21, 2006 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
12x36 Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars
A small fuzzy star beside the halo of M31, bright, small, round
Aug 28, 2005 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet
Bright! round even halo with no detail, very distinct and bright core, M32 just a hint of glow at the northwest edge of the field.
Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885 Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)
Is in the same low powered field [as NGC224]: small, but bright. E. of Rosse resolved, so Buffham 9-in.; spec. like M31.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Sep 18, 1828
The companion of the great nebula. Extremely bright; pretty large; there is a brighter middle to a star of 10 mag; 40" diameter; a small star follows it 11.5 sec
Jan 3, 1764
Small nebula without stars, below & at some minutes from that of the belt of Andromeda [M31]; this small nebula is round, its light fainter than that of the belt. M. le Gentil has discovered it on October 29, 1749. M. Messier saw it, for the first time, in 1757, & he has not found any change.
― Connaissance des Temps, 1781
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