M 110 (NGC 205) Galaxy in Andromeda

Located at: RA 00 hours 40 minutes 23 seconds, Dec +41 degrees 41 minutes 22 seconds

Size: 21.9' x 10.9' Magnitude: 8.9 blue Class: E5 peculiar

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 250 minutes (25 x 10 minute subs), 10/27/28/2006

Processing:

CCDStack 1.1, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

M 110 is one of the close companions to the 'Great Galaxy in Andromeda' (M 31), a small portion of which can be seen to the east (left); another close companion to M 31 is M 32. Two more satellites that are further away are NGC 147 and NGC 185. See the 14.5" version.

From the the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 205

NGC 0205 = M110 = U00426 = MCG +07-02-014 = CGCG 535-014 = PGC 02429
00 40 22.0 +41 41 07
V = 8.1;  Size 21.9x11.0;  SB = 14.0;  PA = 170d

13.1": bright, very large, elongated 5:2 NNW-SSE, 10'x4', quite prominent but 
only a gentle broad concentration.  The brightest globular cluster G73 in M110 
lies 6' E of center.

8": fairly bright, large, elongated ~N-S, companion to M31.

- by Steve Gottlieb