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Elliptical galaxy M110

Elliptical galaxy M110 is in the constellation Andromeda (And).


Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Ra 00h40.4m, Dec +41° 41'

Visual magnitude: 8,0m
Distance from the galaxy M110 to the Sun is 2,57*106 light years
Angular size: 22'×11'
Class: E6
External dimensions the galaxy M110 are about 16000 light years.
Estimated weight the galaxy: 10x109 suns

Discoverer: Charles Messier, 1773 year.

The designation M110 in other catalogs: NGC 205

Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M110, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/3-D/2. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M110 is October.

Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com  
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