Astrophysics (Index)About

Milky Way subgroup

(the Milky Way and its satellites)

The Milky Way galaxy subgroup consists of the Milky Way and its satellite galaxies. Exact lists and counts vary because there may be some question as to whether a particular object should be classified as a galaxy versus a globular cluster of stellar stream, etc. A list of members (some of which are known by names identical to the constellation they reside in):


(Milky Way,galaxies)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_galaxies_of_the_Milky_Way

Referenced by pages:
galaxy group
galaxy subgroup
Magellanic clouds (MC)

Index