The Fornax Dwarf

Fornax_dwarf_galaxyThe Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal is an elliptical dwarf galaxy found in the constellation Fornax. The galaxy is a satellite of the Milky Way and is receding from the us at 53 km/s. It contains six know globular star clusters, an unusually large number for such a small galaxy. Four of them (Fornax 1, 2, 3, and 5) are pictured below.

Image Credits: ESO and ESA

The Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal

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The Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal is an elliptical dwarf galaxy found in the constellation Fornax. The galaxy is a satellite of the Milky Way and contains six globular clusters. NGC 1049, the largest of its clusters, was discovered before the galaxy itself. The galaxy is receding from the Milky Way at 53 km/s.

Image Credit: ESO

Another Dwarf Galaxy

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The Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal is an elliptical dwarf galaxy found in the constellation Fornax. The galaxy is a satellite of the Milky Way and contains six globular clusters. NGC 1049, the largest of its clusters, was discovered before the galaxy itself. The galaxy is receding from the Milky Way at 53 km/s.

Image Credit: ESO