DDO 216 - Im/dSph

DDO 216

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Type: Im/dSph

Filter: B

Telescope: KPNO 4-m
North up , East left
Field Dimensions: 12.0 x 8.9 arcminutes

RC3 Type: Im
RSA Type: ImV
Surface Brightness Range Displayed: 21.0-29.0 mag per square arcsec
Absolute Blue Magnitude: -11.8

De Vaucouleurs Atlas Description:

DDO 216, also known as the Pegasus Dwarf Irregular Galaxy, is a well-studied nearby low luminosity system that shows properties of both dwarf irregulars and dwarf spheroidals. It shows star-forming regions against a relatively smooth background of older stars. Gallagher et al. (1998) suggested that DDO 216 has had an extended evolutionary history, with active star formation over 3 Gyr.