Sextans B

Irregular Galaxy Sextans B (UGC 5373, DDO 70, A0957), type Ir+ IV-V, in Sextans

[Sextans B image, D.A. Hunter]

Ir+ IV-V
4700 kly
Apparent Dimension:
5.1 x 3.5 arc min
11.8 mag vis
Abs. Mag:
The image above of Sextans B is an UBV image which was obtained by Deidre A. Hunter of Lowell Observatory. UBV means it is a false-color image with blue representing the U-Band (UV), green the B-band (blue) and red the V-band (visible) light. From D.A. Hunter's UBV collection.

[Sextans B, Phil Massey/Local Group Survey]

Image of the Local Group dwarf galaxy Sextans B, as observed with the KPNO Mayall 4-m telescope and Mosaic 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.

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    [Sex B, M. Germano] The image on the right was obtained by Martin Germano in April 2002, with his 14.5-inch f/5 Newtonian, stopped to f6 (12-inch). It was exposed 135 minutes on hypered Kodak Tech Pan 2415 film.


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    Last Modification: June 11, 2003