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Ursa Minor Dwarf




Ursa Minor Dwarf
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A dwarf spheroidal or elliptical system, consisting mostly of old stars, that is one of the small satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. It was discovered by A. G. Wilson at Lowell Observatory in 1954.


apparent size 41' × 26'
distance 240,000 light-years
position R.A. 15h 8.8m, Dec. +67° 12'


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   • GALAXIES