M32 (also known as NGC 221) is a 9th magnitude elliptical galaxy. It is a satellite of M31 (The Great Andromeda Galaxy). A piece of M31 can be seen filling the upper right half of the image below. These galaxies are found in the constellation Andromeda (the Princess of Ethiopia). M32 is 8.8' by 6.5' in size.

Calibration was done in MaxIm DL, alignment was done with Mira AP, and LRGB layering was done with Photoshop.  With an average altitude of 62 degrees, I balanced this to an RGB ratio of 1.14 : 1.00 : 2.06. The data was taken November 2, 2002 with the 12" LX200, AO7, and ST-8E camera from my home dome on Mistletoe Rd, Monmouth Oregon.


Exposure Count Binning
Luminance 21 min 21 x 1 min 1x1
Red 5 min 5 x 1 min 2x2
Green 5 min 5 x 1 min 2x2
Blue 10 min 10 x 1 min 2x2