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Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy

(CMa Dwarf, Canis Major Overdensity, CMa Overdensity)
(small irregular galaxy in the Local Group)

Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy is a small irregular galaxy in the Local Group with about a billion stars. Its percentage of red giants is high. It is thought to be the closest galaxy to the Milky Way, about 25,000 light-years from Earth. It was discovered in 2003. Some do not classify it as a galaxy and it is also cited as the Canis Major Overdensity (CMa Overdensity). Characteristics:


(galaxy,Local Group,irregular)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canis_Major_Dwarf_Galaxy
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~08kpc25.0klyCanis Major Dwarf Galaxy
Coordinates:Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy
J701235.0-274000

Referenced by pages:
astronomical quantities
dwarf galaxy
Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)
Local Group (LG)
Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (Sgr dE)
satellite galaxy

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