M32 (NGC 221)

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy And 00h42.7 +40°52' 7.6' x 5.8' 8 2.65 Mly

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), part of which can be seen on this image.


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