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M32 is well placed

Dominic Ford, Editor
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M32 (mag 9.0), the second brightest satellite galaxy of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) after M110 will be well placed, high in the sky. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of 40°51'N, it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 29°S.

From San Diego, it will be visible all night. It will become visible around 19:29 (PDT), 28° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:47, 81° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:42, 31° above your north-western horizon.

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At magnitude 9.0, M32 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 M32 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M32 00h42m40s 40°51'N Andromeda 9.0 9'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

The sky on 02 October 2022
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Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:31 11:40 17:49
Venus 06:17 12:19 18:21
Moon 13:53 18:48 23:42
Mars 22:17 05:22 12:26
Jupiter 18:15 00:16 06:18
Saturn 16:08 21:27 02:46
All times shown in PDT.


The circumstances of this event were computed using the DE430 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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