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Andromeda VI

Pegasus II, Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy,
Peg dSph, PGC 2807158

Proper NamesAndromeda VI, Pegasus II, Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy (abbreviated to Peg dSph)
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNone
Other DesignationsPGC 2807158
Right Ascension23h 51m 46s
Declination+24° 35' 11"
Distancec.2,700,000 light years
c.800,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.1
Absolute: -10.6
DiameterApparent: 0.1'
Actual: c.80 light years
Hubble TypeE Elliptical (dSph dwarf spheroidal)
Optimum VisibilitySeptember / October
NotesA small galaxy of near-spherical form, one of a collection of minor satellite galaxies of the huge Andromeda spiral. Andromeda VI is sometimes referred to as the Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy, not to be confused with the Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy a few degrees away in the sky.

Andromeda VI is exceptionally faint, but it is possible to make it out as a faint background form in this image, lying far beyond the stars in the foreground. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


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