M31/NGC 224
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Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Spiral Galaxy Andromeda 00h42.7 +41°16' 178' x 63' 3.4 2.5 Mly

The Andromeda galaxy M31/NGC224 is the nearest galaxy to our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is part of the local group and has an apparent diameter of about 7 times the full moon. It is the only galaxy visible with naked eye.
North West (top right) lies the dwarf elliptical galaxy M110, a satellite from M31.
South (bottom) is M32 another satellite from M31 

 

 Messier 31, NGC224

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