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Elliptical galaxy M32

Elliptical galaxy M32 is in the constellation Andromeda (And).

M32

Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Ra 00h42.7m, Dec +40° 52'

Visual magnitude: 8,1m
Distance from the galaxy M32 to the Sun is 2,57*106 light years
Angular size: 9'×7'
Class: Е2
External dimensions the galaxy M32 are about 6500 light years.
Estimated weight the galaxy: 3x109 suns
The mass of the central object (black hole): 1.5-5x6 suns

Discoverer: Guillaume Le Gentil, 29.10.1749 year.

The designation M32 in other catalogs: NGC 221

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.
The best month for observing M32 is October.


Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com  
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