The Carina Dwarf is a dwarf galaxy in the Carinaconstellation. It was discovered in 1977 with the UK Schmidt Telescope. The Carina Dwarf is receeding from the Milky Way at 229 km/s. The galaxy may also be referred to as E206-G220 or PCG 19441. A dwarf galaxy is a small galaxy composed of up to several billion stars, a small number compared to our own Milky Ways 200-400 billion stars. ... Carina is the Latin word for keel. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... The 1. ... The Milky Way (a translation of the Latin Via Lactea, in turn derived from the Greek Galaxia Kuklos) is the galaxy in which the Earth is found. ...
Categories: Dwarf galaxies | Carina constellation In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time for which celestial coordinates or orbital elements are specified. ... The Hubble sequence is a classification of galaxy types developed by Edwin Hubble in 1936. ... Right ascension (RA; symbol Î±: Greek letter alpha) is the astronomical term for one of the two coordinates of a point on the celestial sphere when using the equatorial coordinate system. ... In astronomy declination (dec) is one of the two coordinates of the equatorial coordinate system, the other being either right ascension or hour angle. ... (Redirected from 1 E22 m) Categories: Orders of magnitude (length) ... Light year, a measure of distant Lightyear (band), a ska-punk band from the UK Buzz Lightyear, a character in the animated film Toy Story. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... A minute of arc, arcminute, or MOA is a unit of angular measurement, equal to one sixtieth (1/60) of one degree. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Carina constellation | Argo Navis constellation ... In astronomy, absolute magnitude is the apparent magnitude, m, an object would have if it were at a standardized distance away. ...
Whilst the average abundances of elements in the dwarf spheroidals is comparable with that seen in the Galactic halo, the former are lacking the very metal-poor stars that are seen in the Milky Way - the two types of systems, contrary to theoretical predictions, are essentially of different descent.
In this survey, the metal composition was measured using the ratio of iron to hydrogen in 2000 stars in dwarf spheroidal galaxies.
Carina was discovered in 1977 at a distance of around 330 000 light years, with a luminosity equivalent to 400 000 Suns.
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