Image of M32 by Dr. Andjelko Glivar, Donja Stubica, Croatia, a close-up from an image of M31 obtained through a C8, exposed 60 minutes on Fujicolor super G plus 800.
CCD image of M32 by French amateurs Stephane and Didier Morata, taken from Martigues with a 300 mm Newtonian telescope at f/11, with a HiSis22 CCD camera, without filter. 6 images of each 60 seconds exposure time have been superimposed, and were treated with QMIPS32 and MIPS.
M32 image, by Michael Oates, taken on September 25, 1987, 22:15 UT from Prestwich, Manchester. England, with a 300mm f/4.5 telephoto lens. The image was exposed for 45 minutes on Kodak Technical Pan 2415 film, developed in D19 for 8 min at 20 deg C. M32 (NGC 221) shows up as an 8.7 magnitude elliptical galaxy, 3 minutes of arc across.
CCD image of elliptical galaxy M32 by Michael Purcell, taken with a ST-7 CCD camera through his Meade 10-inch f/6.3 telescope, taken on November 23, 1995 at 23:10 local time from Michael's driveway. The image was exposed for 10 minutes.
The light gray background of this picture is not a fault in the image. It is the diffuse starry background of M31, the great galaxy in Andromeda. This image has neither the integration time nor the resolution necessary to bring out the dust lanes in the background.
M32 image © by Jan Wisniewski. This image was taken on Sept. 20, 1998 from Sooke, BC using Cookbook 245 LDC CCD camera on Ultima 8 f/6.3 telescope, autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC CCD camera on piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. It is composed of W (6 x 4 min.) integrations processed with Multi245, AIP245, as well as PhotoPaint 8.
M32 image by Steve Bell.
M32 as photographed by Martin Germano. This is a portion of a larger photograph of southern M31 (and M32), taken with a 14.5-inch f/5 Newtonian, stopped to f/6 (12-inch), exposed 130 minutes on hypered Kodak Tech Pan 2415.
Portions of M31's spiral arms with some fine detail are visible in the background throughout this image, in particular the upper right (North-West). Also visible are some foreground stars which belong to our Milky Way galaxy. M32 shines at very uniform light, fading out from an overexposed central region toward the edges.
M32 CCD image by Rory Barnes.
Last Modification: November 2, 1999