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The Tucana Dwarf Galaxy is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation Tucana. It was discovered in 1990 by R.J. Lavrey of Mount Stromlo Observatory. 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. ... 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 ... The old administration building with the dome of the Farnham telescope The dome of the 50-inch Great Melbourne telescope Mount Stromlo Observatory (MSO) located just outside of Canberra, Australia, is part of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University (ANU). ...

Tucana Dwarf
Observation data
(Epoch J2000.0)
Type dE5
Right ascension 22h 41.7m
Declination -64° 25′
Distance 32 million ly
Apparent magnitude (V) +15.7
Apparent dimensions (V) 2.5 × 5 arcmins
Constellation Tucana constellation
Physical characteristics
Radius unknown
Absolute magnitude (V) Unknown
Notable features
Other designations PCG 69519

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Tucana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (187 words)
Tucana (Latin for Toucan) is a southern constellation.
The constellation was one of twelve constellations created by Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597, and it first appeared in Johann Bayer's Uranometria of 1603.
The globular cluster 47 Tucanae is also located within its boundaries.
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