Serpens Dwarf, Palomar 5
Globular Cluster Palomar 5, class XII,
formerly misclassified as
Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Serpens Dwarf (UGC 9792, A 1513),
Discovered by W. Baade in 1950.
- 15 : 16.1
- -00 : 07
- 76 kly
- Apparent Dimension:
- 6.9 arc min
- +11.8 mag
- Abs. Mag:
Independently found by A.G. Wilson in 1955.
This globular cluster,
was erroneously classified as nearby dwarf elliptical galaxy on various
occasions and named the Serpens Dwarf.
Because of its resolution into stars, it was then suspected to be a
Local Group member galaxy.
The image on the right was obtained by
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