M110 is well placed

2019 Oct 1

M110, the brightest satellite galaxy of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time.

At a declination of +41°41', it is easiest to see from the northern hemisphere but cannot be seen from latitudes much south of 28°S.

From London, it will be visible all night. It will become visible at around 19:58 (BST) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:43, 42° above your western horizon.

At magnitude 8.1, M110 is quite faint, and certainly not visible to the naked eye, but can be viewed through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

The position of M110 is as follows:

Object Right Ascension Declination Constellation Magnitude Angular Size
M110 00h40m20s +41°41' Andromeda 8.1 22'00"

The coordinates above are given in J2000.0.

This entry in the observing calendar was provided by In-The-Sky.org