Leo II (dwarf galaxy)

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Leo II
LG Leo II (26422781005).jpg
Observation data
ConstellationLeo
Right ascension11h 13m 29.2s [1]
Declination+22° 09′ 17″ [1]
Distance690 ± 70 kly (210 ± 20 kpc)[2] [3]
Characteristics
TypeE0 pec [1]
Other designations
PGC 34176, DDO 93
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

Leo II, also known as Leo B is a dwarf galaxy almost 690,000 light-years away in the constellation Leo, the lion. It is one of 24 known satellites of the Milky Way galaxy.[4]

References

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  2. I. D. Karachentsev; V. E. Karachentseva; W. K. Hutchmeier; D. I. Makarov (2004). "A Catalog of Neighboring Galaxies". Astronomical Journal 127 (4): 2031–2068. Bibcode 2004AJ....127.2031K. doi:10.1086/382905.
  3. Karachentsev, I. D.; Kashibadze, O. G. (2006). "Masses of the local group and of the M81 group estimated from distortions in the local velocity field". Astrophysics 49 (1): 3–18. Bibcode 2006Ap.....49....3K. doi:10.1007/s10511-006-0002-6.arXiv:0708.1853
  4. Tollerud, E. (Nov 2008). "Hundreds of Milky Way Satellites? Luminosity Bias in the Satellite Luminosity Function". Astrophysical Journal 688 (1): 277–289. arXiv:0806.4381v2. Bibcode 2008ApJ...688..277T. doi:10.1086/592102.