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Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy

Pegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2.7m 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.). .

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.

Fact File

NamePegasus Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
TypeDwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
TypeDwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
Right Ascension23:51.46.3
Distance (Lt.Yr)2.7m
Apparent Magnitude14