(IAAC) Obj: M31, M32, M110 - Inst: 15x70 binoculars

Observer: Rick Margolies
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 16 Feb 04, 7pm Local
Location of site: Center Ossipee NH USA (Lat 44oN, Elev ?)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.5? <Limiting magnitude>
    Transparency: Clear (8/10)
Seeing: Unknown
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 15x70 Binoculars on Manfrotto 3030 photo-tripod
Magnification: 15x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): M31, M32, M110
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SA(s)b I-II, cE2, E5P
Constellation: And
Data: mag 3.4, 8.1, 8.1; size 191x62, 9x6, 22x11
Position: 0042 +4116
I didn't calculate my limiting magnitude but I'm sure it was
easily 6+, and the CSC light pollution map categorizes the
area as 3 on the Bortle Scale (at least mag 6.5).
M31, M32, M110:
Great elongation in M31, running about 3.5o in a NNE to SSE
orientaion. M32 easy, looking like a concentrated globular
about 4' diameter. M110 was also visible with direct vision,
with an oval rectangular shape, about 15'x 8'.
To stop receiving all 'netastrocatalog' lists, use the Web forms at: