Irregular Galaxy Phoenix Dwarf (ESO 245- G 007, PCG 6830), type Irr,
Phoenix Dwarf was discovered in 1976 by H.E. Schuster and R.M. West
(Schuster and West 1976) and first taken for a
globular cluster candidate, the
Schuster-West Globular Cluster.
Its nature as a dwarf galaxy was discovered in 1977 by R. Canterna and P.J.
Flower of the University of Washington on deep photographic plates taken at
the 4-m Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile in August 1976
(Canterna and Flower, 1977).
In their first estimate, they derived a distance of about 6 million light
years. This has later been refined to 1..2 million light years.
- 01 : 51.1
- -44 : 27
- 1600 kly :
- Apparent Dimension:
- Abs. Mag:
The image in this page has been obtained by the
Local Group Survey
team headed by Phil Massey of Lowell Observatory.
Image of the Phoenix Local Group dwarf galaxy, as observed with the CTIO Blanco
4-m telescope and Mosaic II camera
as part of the NOAO-sponsored Local Group Survey headed by
Philip Massey of Lowell Observatory. The image is a true-color combination
of images in three of the filters used by the survey.
More information on this image (NOAO)
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Last Modification: June 22, 2012