Basic object information

Object name: M 31
Popular name: Andromeda Galaxy
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 3.5
Size: 189.1'x61.7'
Position angle: 35
Object classification: Sb
Description: !!!eeB,eL,vmE
Notes: Local Group;Andromeda Galaxy;nearest spiral

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 00h 42m 42.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +41 16' 00"

Constellation: Andromeda

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 11/12.10.2004 23:25

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 46x


Field: 59'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 68
Visuality: I
Weather: +0C, good

Huge and bright galaxy at 46x! The core is compact and almost stellar. Two bright belts are in the foreground. The first belt is quite clear but second is visible only with averted vision. At this magnification there is not much other details in view. Several stars are on the galaxy. M32 is a little but bright haze in the south part of the field.