Leo II

Leo II is a large collection of galaxy groups clustered about 30 million light-years to one side of the Virgo Cluster.


Leo II is also the name of a dwarf spheroidal (dE0) galaxy that, at a distance of about 800,000 light-years, is a remote satellite galaxy of the Milky Way (the second furthest, after Leo I) and hence also a member of the Local Group. Discovered in 1950, it has a diameter of about 4,200 light-years. Also known as Leo B, it is catalogued variously as DDO 93, UGC 6253, and Harrington-Wilson 2.