The galaxy M 32

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , M 32 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:59 (EST), 61° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:25, 88° above your northern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:39, when it sinks below 21° above your north-western horizon.

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Name M 32
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
NGC 221[2]
Magnitude:8.08 (V) [2]
9.03 (B) [2]
6.28 (J) [2]
5.37 (H) [2]
5.10 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.95
Hubble type:E
Right ascension:00h42m [2]
Declination:+40°51' [2]
Distance:674.5 kpc
2198.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-16.06
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

02 Oct 2022  –  M32 is well placed
02 Oct 2023  –  M32 is well placed
01 Oct 2024  –  M32 is well placed
02 Oct 2025  –  M32 is well placed
02 Oct 2026  –  M32 is well placed
02 Oct 2027  –  M32 is well placed
01 Oct 2028  –  M32 is well placed
02 Oct 2029  –  M32 is well placed






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