Sculptor dwarf elliptical galaxy

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Term: Sculptor dwarf elliptical galaxy

A dwarf elliptical galaxy that is a satellite of our Milky Way. It lies about 285,000 light-years away in the constellation Sculptor, and has an absolute magnitude of -11.28 and a mass of about 3 million solar masses. The Sculptor Dwarf is a metal-deficient galaxy containing only 4 percent of the oxygen and carbon elements in our own Galaxy.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan