Friday, September 11, 2009

Ursa Minor Dwarf

The Ursa Minor Dwarf is a dwarf elliptical galaxy which is a small satellite galaxy of the our Milky Way. It was discovered by A.G. Wilson of the Lowell Observatory in 1954. The Ursa Minor Dwarf is part of the Ursa Minor constellation. It is composed of older stars. Apparantly there is little star formation in the Ursa Minor Dwarf galaxy. It is located at 240,000 light years from our Solar System.

The Ursa Minor Dwarf galaxy has a right ascension of 15h 09m 08.5s, and a declination of +67° 13′ 21″.