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Sextans Dwarf on November 3, 1998
Sextans Dwarf on November 3, 1998

The Sextans Dwarf is a dwarf galaxy that was discovered in 1990 by Mike Irwin, M.T. Bridgeland, P.S. Bunclark and R.G. McMahon as the 8th satellite of the Milky Way [1], and is named fittingly, as it is part of Sextans constellation. It is also an elliptical galaxy, and displays a redshift because it is receeding from the Milky Way at 238 km/s. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (987x955, 1053 KB) http://antwrp. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (987x955, 1053 KB) http://antwrp. ... 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. ... 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. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... An elliptical galaxy is a type of galaxy in the Hubble sequence characterized by the following physical properties: The giant elliptical galaxy NGC 4881 (the spherical glow at upper left) lies at the edge of the Coma Cluster of Galaxies. ... Redshift describes a change in the wavelength of light, in which the wavelength is longer, or redder, than when it was emitted at the source. ...

Sextans Dwarf
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Type dE3
Right ascension 10h 13.2m
Declination -1° 37′
Distance 320,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) +12
Apparent dimensions (V) 90 × 65 arcmins
Constellation {{{constellation name}}}
Physical characteristics
Radius 4,200 lightyears
Absolute magnitude (V) Unknown
Notable features satellite galaxy of the Milky Way
Other designations Sextans Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy

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Sextans Dwarf (306 words)
Sextans Dwarf was discovered in 1990 by Mike Irwin, P.S. Bunclark, M.T. Bridgeland, and R.G. McMahon as the 8th dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way (Irwin et.al.
It lies within 10 degrees of the significantly more distant presumable Local Group galaxies Sextans A and Sextans B, and only 4 degrees from the Milky Way halo globular cluster Palomar 3, which had also been cataloged as Sextans C on occasions, which lies at a similar distance as this dwarf galaxy.
There is, however, no confirmed evidence for a physical connection of that globular with the dwarf galaxy, which are physically separated by a distance of only about 30,000 light-years, in particular, as their radial velocities differ significantly: The Sextans Dwarf is receding from us at 238 km/s, globular cluster Palomar 3 at only 83 km/s.
Dwarf Planets Project - Astrology Asian (863 words)
You may have Sun in Ophiuchus, ascendant Canis Minor, Moon in Auriga, Mercury in Sextans, Venus in Scutum, Mars in Cetus, Jupiter in Ophiuchus, Uranus in Cetus, Neptune in Orion or Pluto in Coma Berenices.
Other dwarf planets were scanned and delineated as along with 2003 UB313 such as Pluto in Serpens or 2005 FY9 in Coma Berenices.
A detailed scan of the natal skies focuses on the four horizons, main clusters of minor planets, dwarf planets, the position of the planets in their appropriate IAU constellation, true natal horizon as well as descendant.
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