Sextans Dwarf

Sextans Dwarf

Sextans Dwarf Spheroidal
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Sextans
Right ascension 10h 13m 02.9s[1]
Declination −01° 36′ 53″[1]
Redshift 224 ± 2 km/s[1]
Distance 290 ± 30 kly (90 ± 10 kpc)[2][3]
Type dSph[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 30′.0 × 12′.0[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 10.4[1]
Notable features satellite galaxy of the Milky Way
Other designations
Sextans I,[1] LEDA 88608[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

The Sextans Dwarf Spheroidal is a dwarf spheroidal 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,[4][5] and is named fittingly, as it is located in the constellation of Sextans. It is also an elliptical galaxy, and displays a redshift because it is receding from the Sun at 224 km/s (72 km/s from the Galaxy).

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