|Right Ascension||0 : 40.6 (h:m)
|Declination||+40 : 44 (deg:m)
|Apparent Dimension||4.2 (arc min)
This giant starcloud in the Andromeda Galaxy, similar to but much larger than M24, is bright enough that William Herschel has given it a separate catalog number (H V.36).
Our image was obtained by
Jack Schmidling with a 16-inch Newton exposed 40 minutes on Technical
From his M31 page.
Barbara Mochejska created this color image of the NGC 206 field of M31 from data of the DIRECT project, an attempt to directly determine the distances of the Local Group galaxies M31 and M33, with Cepheid and eclipsinf binary variables. The data were acquired with the F. L. Whipple Observatory (FLWO)'s 1.2-meter telescope and the Michigan-Dartmouth-MIT (MDM)'s 1.3-meter telescope.
Last Modification: 8 Apr 1999, 15:40 MET