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NGC 205 (M110)

This dwarf elliptical galaxy is a satellite of the famous Andromeda galaxy (M31). Unlike most elliptical galaxies, NGC 205 shows evidence of recent star formation. Charles Messierʼs records suggest that he observed this galaxy with M31 and M32, but did not list it in his catalogue of comet-like objects. Only after his death did NGC 205 become recognized as the 110th and final Messier object.

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/5.3

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 60 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 15 minutes binned 2x2

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