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Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy Facts

Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 2,700,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Pegasus.

The Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy's location is 23:51.46.3 (R.A.) and 24:34.57 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 14.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

This galaxy is one of two that are with the constellation of Pegasus, the Winged Horse. The other one is the Dwarf Irregular Galaxy. Both of these galaxy are nearby and could one merge with the milky way and Andromeda galaxies.

If you came looking for information on the galaxy that features in Stargate Atlantis then its the other galaxy. Although it is not specifically mentioned which of the two at the time known Pegasus galaxies that the series is referring to, its a matter of deduction. Major General Hank Landry mentions that the galaxy is 3 million light years. This one is a little too near whereas the other one is in the perfect position.

Travel Time to Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A3807362,460,142,524,864.13
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.2692,359,882,776,835.76
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.541,179,939,850,574.11
New Horizons Probe33,00054,868,633,281.82
Speed of Light670,616,629.002,700,000.00

Fact File

NamePegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
TypeDwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
Right Ascension23:51.46.3
Distance (Lt.Yr)2,700,000
Visual / Apparent Magnitude14.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 8 - 10 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes

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