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Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy

(Sgr dE, Sgr DEG, Sgr dSph, Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal, Sgr I Dwarf)
(satellite galaxy of the Milky Way)

The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (Sgr dE) is an elliptical Satellite Galaxy of the Milky Way consisting of four Globular Clusters, the main cluster discovered in 1994. It is 10,000 light-years in diameter and 70,000 light-years from Earth, in a polar orbit about 50,000 light-years from the Milky Way core. It is currently the 2nd nearest galaxy to the Milky Way after Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy.


  • Sagittarius - constellation.
  • 18h55m19.5s - Right Ascension.
  • -30deg32m43s - Declination.
  • 65000ly - distance.
  • dSph - type.
  • 450min - apparent dimension.

(galaxy,Local Group)
/Lookback Years
~020kpc65.0klySagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
Coordinates:Sgr dE

Referenced by:
Astronomical Quantities
Dwarf Galaxy
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Local Group (LG)
Satellite Galaxy