M110 from BMV Observatories
Messier 110 (also known as M110 and NGC 205) in the constellation of Andromeda is a dwarf elliptical galaxy that is a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy (Messier 31). This object displays some faint dust lanes with hints of recent star formation, which is rare for dwarf elliptical galaxies. It lies 2.7 million light years away, and as such, is one of the closest galaxies. It is fairly bright at mag 9 and has relatively large apparent dimesions - 22 x 11 arc minutes. In spite of the fairly large size and brightness, however, it is close to the magnificent M31 and this object is often overlooked or given little attention.

Date: Nov 1,3,4 2013
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion 12.5 inch f/9 2532mm focal length
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 Camera
Guiding: SBIG ST-402 on an On Axis Guider from Innovations Foresight
Exposure: LRGB: L- 13x10 R-8x8 min, G- 8x8 min, B- 9x8 min, for a total of 5.5 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
M 110
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