Perusing the "Atlas of the Messier Objects" (Stoyan et al) he mentioned that Halton Arp noticed (photographically I assume) a tail being drawn off of M32 and mingling in with one of the arms of M31. Thus his giving M32 the designation "Arp 168". In this most excellent image by Gendler, http://www.robgendle...iggreyLRGB.html, the tail can clearly be seen extending from the north end of M32 and splitting a pair of 9th magnitude stars (SAO 36590 and PPM43235) slipping just past 14th magnitude GSC 02801-2033. The length of the tail, as measured in Megastar, is ~13' with a PA of 21deg.
For some unknown reason I have never tried to see this visually. Anyone have luck with this?
Even worse I have observed the fairly easy 15th magnitude globular G213 which is right at the end of the tail. Go figure!
Same question for the apparent and very faint bridge connecting M110 to M31, also seen in Gendlers image.
Edited by Keith Rivich, 06 February 2018 - 11:49 PM.