Elliptical galaxy M110


The outer immediate companion of the Andromeda galaxy, NGC 205 (sometimes denoted Messier 110). Unlike most dwarf elliptical or spheroidal galaxies, it has recognizable dust clouds (two are visible here at about the 7 o'clock and 11 o'clock positions from the nucleus) and clear signs of recent star formation. This image shows a 9-arcminute section, seen in red light with Lowell Observatory 1.1m telescope, focal reducer, and TI CCD. The nonlinear intensity mapping shows both the outer envelope and innermost bright, sharp nucleus.


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