Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy
(small irregular galaxy in the Local Group)
Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is a small
irregular galaxy in the Local Group with about a billion
stars tending toward red giants. It is
thought to be the closest galaxy to the
Milky Way, about 25,000 light-years from
Earth. It was discovered in 2003.
Some consider it not to be a galaxy.
- Canis Major - constellation.
- 70h12m35.0s - right ascension.
- -27deg40m00s - declination.
- 25,000ly - distance.
- Irregular - type.
- 12deg - apparent dimension.
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Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Local Group (LG)
Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (Sgr dE)