Messier 32 - NGC 221

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Bode 2, Struve 1, HOLM 017B, MCG +07-02-015, ARP 168, UGC 452, PGC 2555

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  8.2
Size  8.7' x 6.5' @ 170°
Right Ascension  0h 42' 41.8"  (2000)
Declination  40° 51' 55" N
Constellation  Andromeda
Description  vvB, L, R, psmbMN
Classification  E2
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
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

Andrew Cooper
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

John Herschel
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

Charles Messier
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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Messier 32