Irregular Galaxy Sextans B (UGC 5373, DDO 70, A0957), type Ir+ IV-V,
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
- Ir+ IV-V
- 4700 kly
- Apparent Dimension:
- 5.1 x 3.5 arc min
- 11.8 mag vis
- Abs. Mag:
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.
More information on this image (NOAO)
Local Group Survey download page at CTIO
Local Group Survey home
The image on the right was obtained by
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