Oct 26

Messier 32, Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy

M32, a.k.a. NGC 221, is a dwarf elliptical galaxy, which is a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31, NGC 224). It’s smaller, fainter but just as cool! Perhaps even a more rewarding find because it’s a bit more difficult to spot. In the first image above, M32 is the smaller smudge circled in yellow on […]

Oct 18

Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

Yep, that smudge….that’s the Andromeda Galaxy as seen through a 6″ Newtonian reflector telescope.  I must say it does look rather unimpressive in this image.  But to actually locate and observe this distant world through the lens of your very own scope, in real life, is absolutely breathtaking.  One day I’ll own a proper astrophotography […]