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Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy Facts

Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy is a dwarf irregular galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 3m light years away in the constellation of Pegasus.

The Dwarf Irregular Galaxy's location is 23:28.36.2 (R.A.) and 14:44.35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 13.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy has a radius of 13,046 light years or to put it another way, it has a diameter of 26,092 light years. It would take a space ship 26,092 years travelling at the speed of light to get from one side to the other.

This is one of two galaxies that are located within the confines of the constellation of Pegasus. It is probably best known for sci-fiers as being the galaxy which the Stargate Atlantis television is set in. They don't actually specify which galaxy is the actual one, its done by deduction. Major General Hank Landry talks about the galaxy being 3 million light years away which of the two galaxies, this is the one that best fits that distance. ref:wiki. The other galaxy is the Pegasus Dwarf Spheriodal Galaxy, another small and local galaxy to our own Milky Way.

Fact File


NamePegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy
TypeDwarf Irregular Galaxy
ConstellationPegasus
Right Ascension23:28.36.2
Declination14:44.35
Distance (Lt.Yr)3m
Radius (Lt.Yr)13,046.00
Visual / Apparent Magnitude13.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes


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