|Right Ascension||0 : 40.6 (h:m)
|Declination||+40 : 44 (deg:m)
|Apparent Dimension||4.2 (arc min)
This giant starcloud in the Andromeda Galaxy, similar to but larger than M24, is bright enough that William Herschel has given it a separate catalog number: H V.36 (based on his observation on October 17, 1786).
Our image was obtained by
Jack Schmidling with a 16-inch Newton exposed 40 minutes on Technical
From his M31 page.
Barbara Mochejska created this color image of the NGC 206 field of M31 from data of the DIRECT project, an attempt to directly determine the distances of the Local Group galaxies M31 and M33, with Cepheid and eclipsinf binary variables. The data were acquired with the F. L. Whipple Observatory (FLWO)'s 1.2-meter telescope and the Michigan-Dartmouth-MIT (MDM)'s 1.3-meter telescope.
Also note Martin Germano's image of the southwestern part of M31, showing M32 and NGC 206, and in particular the higher-res magnification of the NGC 206 and M32 part of this image.
Last Modification: April 8, 1999