Messier M32

Object Information
Messier object: M32
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 221
Discription: Elliptical Galaxy
Note: A Satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31
Located in constellation: Andromeda
Right ascension in hours minutes: 0:42.7
Declination in degrees minutes: 40:52
Visual magnitude: 8.1
Size: 8 x 6 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
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Observing Log
Date of observation: September 19, 1998
Time at end of first CCD image 22:32 PDT
Time at end of last CCD image 22:49 PDT
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object: M32 is a companion galaxy to M31 and is located south of M31's center. M32 is a very bright round galaxy.
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: 5.0 (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Moon rise at 6:46 PDT on September 20, 1998
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at 20:52 PDT on September 19, 1998
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at 5:10 PDT on September 20, 1998
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: 5 - 240 seconds images added together
CCD dark calibration frames: 23 - 240 seconds dark frames

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