Andromeda II

Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Andromeda II (PCG 4601), type dE0, in Andromeda

RA:
01:16.4
Dec:
+33:27
Type:
dE0
RV:
Distance:
2900:
Apparent Dimension:
Diameter:
Brightness:
13:
Abs. Mag:
Mass:
Andromeda II (or And II) is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy in the neighborhood of the Andromeda Galaxy M31 and even closer situated to the Triangulum Galaxy M33; it is not quite clear if it is a satellite of the one or the other galaxy. It was discovered by Sidney van den Bergh in a survey of photographic plates taken with the Palomar 48-inch (1.2-meter) Schmidt telescope in 1970 and 1971, together with And I, And III, and the presumable non- or background galaxy And IV (van dan Bergh 1972).

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