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:

14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 780 minutes (78 x 10 minute subs), 10/17/18/21/23/24/2012; seeing 3.3-4.7 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.66.4490.32361, Photoshop CS5.1

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). Two more satellites that are further away are NGC 147 and NGC 185. See the 8" 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