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Encyclopedia > Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy
Sculptor Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Constellation: Sculptor
Right ascension: 01h 00m 09.3s[1]
Declination: -33° 42′ 33″[1]
Redshift: 110 ± 1 km/s[1]
Distance: 290 ± 30 kly (90 ± 10 kpc)[2][3]
Type: E[1]
Apparent dimensions (V): 39′.8 × 30′.9 [1]
Apparent magnitude (V): 10.1[1]
Notable features:
Other designations
Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal[1] PGC 3589[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

The Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy (also called the Sculptor Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy or the Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy) is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy that is a satellite of the Milky Way. The galaxy lies within the constellation Sculptor. It was discovered in 1938 by Harlow Shapley.[citation needed] The galaxy is located about 290,000 light-years away from the solar system. The J2000. ... In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time for which celestial coordinates or orbital elements are specified. ... This article is about the star grouping. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Equatorial Coordinates Right ascension (abbrev. ... In astronomy, declination (abbrev. ... Redshift of spectral lines in the optical spectrum of a supercluster of distant galaxies (right), as compared with that of the Sun (left). ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... This article is about the unit of time. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude, this page lists distances between 1019 m (1,100 light years) and 1020 m (11,000 light years). ... A light-year, symbol ly, is the distance light travels in one year: exactly 9. ... A parsec is the distance from the Earth to an astronomical object which has a parallax angle of one arcsecond. ... Astronomers classify galaxies based on their overall shape (elliptical, spiral or barred spiral) and further by the specific properties of the individual galaxy (for example degree of ellipse, number of spirals or definition of bar). ... The angular diameter of an object as seen from a given position is the diameter measured as an angle. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other celestial body is a measure of its apparent brightness as seen by an observer on Earth. ... The Principal Galaxies Catalogue (PGC) is an astronomical catalogue that contains all available primary information for each of the known galaxies: morphological type, major and minor axes, magnitude, radial velocity and position angle. ... For other uses, see Galaxy (disambiguation). ... List of galaxies: Abell 1835 IR1916 AM 0644-741 Andromeda Galaxy (M31/NGC 224) Andromeda I Andromeda II Andromeda III Aquarius Dwarf Barnards Galaxy (NGC 6822) Black Eye Galaxy (M64/NGC 4826) Bodes Galaxy (M81/NGC 3031) Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy Carina Dwarf Centaurus A Galaxy Draco Dwarf Fornax... Dwarf spheroidal galaxy (dSph) is a term in astronomy applied to the nine low luminosity dwarf elliptical galaxies that are companions to the Milky Way and to the similar systems that are companions to the Andromeda Galaxy M31. ... For other uses, see Milky Way (disambiguation). ... This article is about the star grouping. ... Categories: Astronomy stubs | Modern constellations | Constellations | Sculptor constellation ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Harlow Shapley in his earlier years. ... For other uses, see Galaxy (disambiguation). ... A light-year, symbol ly, is the distance light travels in one year: exactly 9. ... This article is about the Solar System. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Results for PGC 3589. Retrieved on 2006-12-03.
  2. ^ I. D. Karachentsev, V. E. Karachentseva, W. K. Hutchmeier, D. I. Makarov (2004). "A Catalog of Neighboring Galaxies". Astronomical Journal 127: 2031-2068. 
  3. ^ Karachentsev, I. D.; Kashibadze, O. G. (2006). "Masses of the local group and of the M81 group estimated from distortions in the local velocity field". Astrophysics 49 (1): 3-18. 

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