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Elliptical galaxy M32
Elliptical galaxy M32 is in the constellation Andromeda (And).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 8,1m
Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M32, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/4-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.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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