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NGC 4651, the Umbrella Galaxy | NGC 4651 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Coma Berenices that can be seen with amateur telescopes, at a distance not well determined that ranges from 35 million light years to 72 million light years.

NGC the Umbrella Galaxy NGC 4651 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Coma Berenices that can be seen with amateur telescopes, at a distance not well determined that ranges from 35 million light years to 72 million light years.

The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594) is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk. The dark dust lane and the bulge give this galaxy the appearance of a sombrero. by suzette

The Sombrero Galaxy (also known as or NGC is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light years from Earth. It has a bright nucleus, an unusually large central bulge, and a prominent dust lane in its inclined disk.

NGC4631 is a spiral galaxy only 25 million light-years away, toward the well-trained northern constellation CanesVenatici. Seen egde-on, the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way. Its distorted wedge shape suggests to some a cosmic herring and to others its popular moniker, The Whale Galaxy.

is a only 25 million light-years away, toward the well-trained northern constellation Seen egde-on, the galaxy is similar in size to the Milky Way. Its distorted wedge shape suggests to some a cosmic herring and to others its popular moniker, The

NGC 4725 is a member of the Coma-Sculptor galaxy cluster and lies 12.6 Mpc away from Earth (Gibson et al. 2009, ApJ, 512, 48). This galactic gem is believed to be tidally interacting with the neighbour galaxy NGC 4747 (outside the pictured field), as a neutral hydrogen plume pointing towards NGC 4725 suggests. In the optical,NGC 4725 is dominated by a single spiral arm that seems to originate from an inner ring rich in newborn stars and conspicuous HII regions (in red in the image).

NGC 4725 is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices. NGC 4725 is a Seyfert Galaxy, suggesting an active galactic nucleus containing a supermassive black hole.

Polar Ring Galaxy (NGC 660) ~ Over 20 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a Polar Ring Galaxy. A RARE galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings nearly perpendicular to the plane of the galactic disk. (Gemini Observatory, AURA, NASA)

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NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms and lying in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in NGC 3190 is member of Hickson 44 galaxy group, estimated at around 80 million light years and consisting of four

NGC 1964-a spiral galaxy about 70-mly from Earth in the constellation Lepus (the Hare). Several more distant galaxies are also visible in the background of this image. Image from European Southern Observatory’s telescope in La Silla, Chile. Credit: ESO/Jean-Christophe Lambry

NGC spiral galaxy about from Earth in the constellation Lepus (the Hare). Several more distant galaxies are also visible in the background of this image. Image from European Southern Observatory’s telescope in La Silla, Chile.

#astrointerest - #Google+ #NGC1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 mly away in the constellation Fornax. It was discovered by Herschel on 10/09/1790. NGC 1097 is also a Seyfert galaxy.

NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy about 45 million light years away in the constellation Fornax (The Furnace). It was discovered in NGC 1097 is a type Seyfert galaxy. The smaller galaxy, NGC is about light years away from NGC

NGC 1300 by Steven Marx          A barred spiral galaxy about 61 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy is about 110,000 light-years across; just slightly larger than our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is a member of the Eridanus Cluster, a cluster of 200 galaxies. [**]

NGC 1300 by Steven Marx. A barred spiral galaxy about 61 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. The galaxy is about light-years across; just slightly larger than our own galaxy, the Milky Way. It is a member of the Eridanus Cluster.

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