Object name: PEGASUSDWARF
Designation(s): PEGASUSDWARF, UGC12613,
the Pegasus Dwarf is a nearby galaxy also known as UGC 12613 and Pegasus DIG (Dwarf Irregular Galaxy). You'd think that being a very nearby galaxy we'd know its distance very accurately. NOT! There is much disagreement here. Some say it is a distant satellite of M31, others say it is a member of the M31 group. These would put its distance at about 3 million light years. Others say it is a neighbor of IC 1613 which would put it some 5.5 million light years away. The annotated image goes with the median of 24 measurements at NED. Though if you leave out the older measurements and go with just the newer ones then its distance is about 3 million light-years, a bit beyond M31. The galaxy was discovered by A. G. Wilson sometime in the 1950's according to Wikipedia. They put it a companion of M31 at 3 million light-years.