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Le Gentil Satellite Galaxy of M31 (M32, NGC221) Facts

Le Gentil Satellite Galaxy of M31 (M32, NGC221) is a satiellite galaxy of m31 object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2,410-2,570 kly light years away in the constellation of Andromeda.

It is referred to as M(32) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(221) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Le Gentil Satellite Galaxy of M31 (M32, NGC221) was discovered in 1749 by Guillaume-Joseph-Hyacinthe-Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaziere ( Le Gentil ).

The Satiellite Galaxy of M31's location is 00:42.7 (R.A.) and +40:52 (Dec.).

Le Gentil (M32, NGC221) object is a satellitegalaxy of the M31 which is better known as the Andromeda Galaxy. It was discovered by Guillaume-Joseph-Hyacinthe-Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaziere but who is better referred to as the more easier to pronounce Le Gentil in 1749.

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NameLe Gentil Satellite Galaxy of M31 (M32, NGC221)
TypeSatiellite Galaxy of M31
Messier Id32
NGC Id221
ConstellationAndromeda
Right Ascension00:42.7
Declination+40:52
Distance (Lt.Yr)2,410-2,570 kly
Apparent Dimension8.1
Year of Discovery1749
DiscovererGuillaume-Joseph-Hyacinthe-Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaziere ( Le Gentil )


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