M32, NGC221


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M32 is a type E2 dwarf elliptical galaxy, and is one of the companions to the giant Andromeda Galaxy M31 (in Andromeda, oddly enough). NGC221 is a dwarf by galactic standards, as it is only 2400 light-years across. KPNO 4-meter Mayall telescope, 1975.

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