NGC 1569 is an irregular galaxy and dwarf galaxy in Camelopardalis that was discovered by William Herschel on November 4, 1788. An irregular galaxy is a galaxy that does not fall into the Hubble classification for galaxies. ... 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. ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... Sir Wilhelm Friedrich Herschel (Hanover, November 15, 1738 â August 25, 1822 Slough, then in Buckinghamshire now in Berkshire) was a German-born British astronomer and composer who became famous for discovering the planet Uranus, and made many other astronomical discoveries. ...
had an onset of star births about 25 million years ago
Categories: Galaxy stubs | NGC objects | Irregular galaxies | Dwarf galaxies | Camelopardalis 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). ... Camelopardalis, Latin for giraffe, is the name of a large but faint northern constellation first recorded by Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. ... In astronomy, absolute magnitude is the apparent magnitude, m, an object would have if it were at a standardized distance away. ...
While this faint galaxy is not a popular amateur astronomy target, it is well studied by professional astronomers, who are interested in the history of star formation within the galaxy.
These results, along with the results from other dwarf galaxies such as the Large Magellanic Cloud and NGC 1705, demonstrate that star formation in dwarf galaxies does not occur continuously but instead occurs in a series of short, nearly instantaneous bursts.
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