M32 : Le Gentil

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
M32


NGC Number:
NGC 221


Common Name:
Le Gentil


Constellation:
Andromeda


Distance from Earth:
2.65 million light-years


Visual Magnitude:
9


Size:
8′7 6′5


Rate:

Description:
Messier 32 (also known as NGC 221 and Le Gentil) is a dwarf elliptical galaxy about 2.65 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. M32 is a satellite galaxy of the famous Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and was discovered by Le Gentil in 1749.(Wikipedia)

 

Date Taken:
15 August 2007

Location:
Italy - Altopiano dei 7 communi

Weather:
Temp = 15C

Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Sigma 70-300mm Apo
Images aquired with: 
Canon 400D

Exposure Specs:
Lights: 5x180 sec @ 800ISO
Darks: 5x180 sec
Flats: - 
Offsets: 10

Total Exposure: 15min

Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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