NGC221 - M32
DSS image of NGC221
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC221, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC221
Overlaid DSS image of NGC221, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Galaxy
Magnitude  8.2
Size  8.5' x 7.6' @ 170°
RA (2000)  0h 42' 41.8"
Dec (2000)  40° 51' 55" N
Constellation  Andromeda
Description  vvB, L, R, psmbMN

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
21 Oct 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
28 Aug 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.

John Herschel
18 Sep 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
3 Jan 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.

Rev. T.W. Webb
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.
Other Data Sources for NGC221
Nearby objects for NGC221
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.