The Phoenix Dwarf galaxy

The Phoenix Dwarf, imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is an irregular dwarf galaxy that was discovered in 1976 by Hans-Emil Schuster and Richard Martin West. It is located in the constellation Phoenix in the southern sky, 1.44 million light-years away from Earth.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble and NASA

About the Image

Id:ann11075a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 October 2011, 16:40
Related announcements:ann11075
Size:669 x 669 px

About the Object

Name:Phoenix Dwarf
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:2 million light years
Constellation:Phoenix
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 51 7.40
Position (Dec):-44° 26' 32.40"
Field of view:1.12 x 1.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 24.5° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Pseudogreen (V+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

 

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