NGC205 - M110
DSS image of NGC205
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC205, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC205
Overlaid DSS image of NGC205, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  8
Size  19.5' x 17.4' @ 170°
RA (2000)  0h 40' 22.1"
Dec (2000)  41° 41' 7" N
Constellation  Andromeda
Description  vB, vL, mE 165 degrees, vgvmbM

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
21 Oct 2006 TIMPA, Avra Valley, AZ (map)
12x36 Canon Image Stabilized Binoculars

Faint but easily located beside M31, small, faint patch 1° northwest of the core of M31

Andrew Cooper
25 Oct 2003 Farnsworth Ranch, Pima Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

It is interesting to consider M110 for itself, ignoring the presence of M31 just outside the field, large, diffuse, small and stellar core just visible, elongated N-S, several faint foreground stars involved with the halo

Rev. T.W. Webb
Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Large faint oval neb. best with low powers: res. by Bond: a very large field includes it with NGC221 and NGC224. Seems to sparkle; much more oval and less spindle-shaped than as drawn by Bond.

William Herschel

There is a very considerable, broad, pretty faint, small nebula near it [M31]; my Sister [Caroline] discovered it August 27, 1783, with a Newtonian 2-feet sweeper. It shews the same faint colour with the great one, and is, no doubt, in the neighborhood of it. It is not [M32] ..; but this is about two-thirds of a degree north preceding it, in a line parallel to Beta and Nu Andromedae.
Other Data Sources for NGC205
Nearby objects for NGC205
9 objects found within 30'
NGC205 Bol6 Bol12
Bol19 Bol20 Bol23
Bol63 Bol86 Bol88
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.