| 06 41 36.7|
230 ± 60 km/s
| −50° 57′ 58″|
| 330 ± 30 kly (100 ± 10 kpc)|
Draco Dwarf, Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy, Fornax Dwarf, Ursa Minor Dwarf, Leo II
Carina Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Wikipedia
The Carina Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy is a dwarf galaxy in the Carina constellation. It was discovered in 1977 with the UK Schmidt Telescope by Cannon et al. The Carina Dwarf Spheroidal galaxy is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way and is receding from it at 230 km/s. The diameter of the galaxy is about 1600 light-years, which is 75 times smaller than the Milky Way. Most of the stars in the galaxy formed 7 billion years ago, although it also experienced bursts of star formation about 13 and 3 billion years ago. It is also being tidally disrupted by the Milky Way galaxy.