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M110 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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M110, the brightest satellite galaxy of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +41°41', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 28°S.

From Ashburn, it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your north-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:59, 36° above your north-western horizon.

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At magnitude 8.1, M110 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of M110 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M110 00h40m20s +41°41' Andromeda 8.1 22'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 02 October 2018
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:50 13:31 19:12
Venus 09:58 14:46 19:35
Moon 23:50 07:06 14:22
Mars 16:17 21:02 01:50
Jupiter 10:40 15:43 20:47
Saturn 13:52 18:35 23:19
All times shown in EDT.


The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE405 planetary ephemeris published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

This event was automatically generated by searching the ephemeris for planetary alignments which are of interest to amateur astronomers, and the text above was generated based on an estimate of your location.

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