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The Carina Dwarf is a dwarf galaxy in the Carina constellation. 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. ...

NGC 2403
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Type dE3
Right ascension 6h 14.6m
Declination -50° 58′
Distance 360,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 20.9 m_v
Apparent dimensions (V) 23.5 × 15.5 arcmins
Constellation Carina constellation
Physical characteristics
Radius Unknown
Absolute magnitude (V) Unknown
Notable features -
Other designations E206-G220, PCG 19441

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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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The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic variable Eta Carinae, a star with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun.
Eta Carinae itself is off the top left of the false-color image, with the bright-tipped dust pillars pointing suggestively toward the massive star's position.
The star Eta Carinae itself is extremely variable and has faded in a mere 150 years - formerly one of the brightest in the sky it is now invisible without a telescope.
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