M 32 (NGC 221, Arp 168) to NGC 206 (M31-A78) area of M 31 Galaxy in Andromeda

Center of field at approximately: RA 00 hours 41 minutes 43 seconds , Dec +40 degrees 45 minutes 15 seconds

Size: M 32 = 8.7' x 6.4', NGC 206 = 4.0' x 2.5' Magnitude: M 32 = 9.0 blue, NGC 206 = -- Class: M 32 = cE2, NGC 206 = knot in galaxy

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 650 minutes (65 x 10 minute subs), 09/27 & 10/18/19/20/2008; seeing 2.1-3.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.7, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

Here I tried to duplicate the field of this 14.5" f5 Kodak Tech Pan 2415 film image. There are many cataloged objects in this field that need a good charting program to uncover. See the 14.5" ccd version.

See this Kodak Tech Pan 2415 film image taken with this 8" telescope.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 221

NGC 0221 = M32 = U00452 = MCG +07-02-015 = CGCG 535-016 = Arp 168 = PGC 02555
00 42 41.9 +40 51 53
V = 8.1;  Size 8.7x6.5;  SB = 12.4;  PA = 170d

13.1": very bright, moderately large, elongated 4:3 NNW-SSE, about 4'x3', 
increases to small very bright core which is almost stellar.  Located 24' S of 
the center of M31.

8": very bright, moderately large, round, 24' S of M31.

- by Steve Gottlieb
Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 206
NGC 0206 = M31-A78
00 40 31.3 +40 44 22
Size 4.2x1.5;  PA = 0d

17.5": fairly faint, fairly large, elongated 5:2 N-S, 4.0'x1.6', low and uneven 
surface brightness.  A few very faint stars are just visible over surface 
including a brighter star at the south tip.  Located 40' SW of the core of M31.  
This is the huge star cloud at the SW end of M31.

8": very faint, moderately large, elongated N-S, low surface brightness patch 
near the SW end of M31. 12/6/80

- by Steve Gottlieb