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Carina Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy

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Right ascension  06 41 36.7
Redshift  230 ± 60 km/s
Type  E3
Declination  −50° 57′ 58″
Apparent magnitude (V)  11.3B
Constellation  Carina
Carina Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy wwwdaviddarlinginfoimagesCarinaDwarfGalaxyjpg
Distance  330 ± 30 kly (100 ± 10 kpc)
Similar  Draco Dwarf, Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy, Fornax Dwarf, Ursa Minor Dwarf, Leo II

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.

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Carina Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Wikipedia


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