Location of the Sculptor dwarf galaxy

This chart shows the faint southern constellation of Sculptor (The Sculptor). All the stars visible to the naked eye on a clear dark night are shown and the position of the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy is marked with a red circle. This nearby galaxy is extremely hard to see visually and was only discovered in 1937 on photographs.

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ESO/IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Id:eso1536b
Type:Artwork
Release date:16 September 2015, 12:00
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Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Category:Illustrations

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