Schuster-West Globular Cluster
Globular Cluster Candidate Schuster-West Globular Cluster,
actually the Phoenix Dwarf Galaxy, type Irr,
This object was discovered in 1976 by H.E. Schuster and R.M. West
(Schuster and West 1976) and first taken for a
globular cluster candidate.
Its nature as a dwarf galaxy, the Phoenix Dwarf.
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, and thus
found to be a Local Group member galaxy.
- 01 : 51.1
- -44 : 27
- Distance from Sun:
- 1600 kly :
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- Apparent Diameter:
- 3.7 x 2.7 arc min
- 10.5 mag
The image in this page has been obtained by the
Local Group Survey
team headed by Phil Massey of Lowell Observatory.
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