Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:56 AM
It could be that you're seeing both M31 and M32 in the same FOV.
Well probably not, as it appears the OP is referring to the smaller glowing central core of M32. M32 is located well outside the visible core region of M31 (about 24 arc minutes away from the center point of M31 in fact). Even the edge of the main glow of the core region is probably close to 16 arc minutes away from the edge of M32. Below is a shot of the area from a blue plate of the Digitized Sky Survey that I have processed to show the brighter oval core and M32 in the same frame (60'arc x 60'arc with north at the top). Clear skies to you.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:35 AM
At any rate, many galaxies do show a stellar like nucleus in the telescope. You don't see these in pictures because the core is always so completely blown out.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:20 AM
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