Phoenix Dwarf Galaxy

Phoenix Dwarf

The Phoenix Dwarf Galaxy is a dwarf irregular galaxy, or possibly a dwarf spheroidal galaxy, that is a member of the Local Group. Discovered in 1976, by Hans-Emil Schuster and Richard Martin West of the European Southern Observatory, in the constellation Phoenix, it was at first suspected of being a globular cluster.


distance 1.4 million light-years
position R.A. 01h 51.1m, Dec: -44° 27'