Sextans C, Palomar 3
Globular Cluster Palomar 3, class XII,
formerly misclassified as
Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Sextans C (UGC 5439, A 1003),
Discovered by A.G. Wilson and W. Baade in 1952.
- 10 : 05.5 (h:m)
- +00 : 04 (deg:s)
- Globular Cluster
- 302 kly
- Apparent Dimension:
- 2.8 arc min
- +14.3 mag
- Abs. Mag:
On a number of occasions, globular cluster
was taken for a nearby dwarf elliptical galaxy and named Sextans C.
While an outlying member of the Milky Way's halo,
at its distance of about 302,000 light years, it is more remote than the
nearest satellite galaxies.
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