Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Andromeda III (PGC 2121), type dE2,
The dwarf spheroidal galaxy Andromeda 3, or And III, was discovered by Sidney
van der Bergh on photographic plates taken in 1970 and 1971 with the Palomar
48-inch (1.2-meter) Schmidt telescope, together with
And I, And II, and the
presumable non- or background galaxy And IV
(van den Bergh 1972).
- 00 : 35.4
- +36 : 31
- Apparent Dimension:
- 3.0 x 4.5 arc min
- Abs. Mag:
And III is a dwarf companion of the Andromeda Galaxy
M31 situated roughly 4 degrees south and 1 deg
west (preceding) of the great neighbor, corresponding to a projected distance
of about 150,000 ly.
Our image was obtained by
Martin Germano, with a 14.5" f5 Newtonian, 150 minutes on hypered
Tech Pan 2415.
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