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... М31 < М32 > М33 ...
Elliptical galaxy M32
Die Spiralgalaxie 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.
The best month for observing M32 is October. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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