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Offline bjorkstrand

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Antlia 2 a ghost galaxy
« on: June 19, 2019, 10:22:23 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antlia_2 
it's at 13° virgo for epoch year 2000

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Re: Antlia 2 a ghost galaxy
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2019, 07:01:59 AM »
Hi Jim,  here's more from WIKI.....Antlia 2 (Ant 2) is a low-surface-brightness dwarf satellite galaxy of the Milky Way at a galactic latitude of 11.2°. It spans 1.26° in the sky just southeast of Epsilon Antliae. The galaxy is similar in size to the Large Magellanic Cloud, despite being 10,000 times fainter. Antlia 2 has the lowest surface brightness of any galaxy discovered[1] and is ~ 100 times more diffuse than any known ultra diffuse galaxy.[2] It was discovered by the European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft in November 2018.
     Wonder if there is an asteroid Attila....will check.....yes, asteroid ATTILA is currently at 24Li56.
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Re: Antlia 2 a ghost galaxy
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2019, 04:53:57 PM »
Curiously the galaxy was discovered about the same time as the "meteor or comet" crater in greenland. Possibly related to the flood.