Alt. Designations: NGC 205
Object Type: Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
Constellation: Andromeda
Distance: 2.69 mly
Right Ascension: 00h 40m 22.1s
Declination: +41° 41´ 07"
Visual Magnitude: 8
Apparent Dimension: 19.5´ x 11.5´
Best Month To View: Oct

The last object in the Messier catalog is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda. It is the second, brighter of the two satellite galaxies of M31, the Andromeda galaxy. All three of these galaxies are members of the local group. M110 was discovered by Messier in 1783 when he discovered M31, but it was not included in his catalog at the time. It is located about 2.9 million light-years from Earth. At magnitude 8.0, it can easily be found with binoculars. It is an impressive sight in a 4-inch or larger telescope.