Galaxy Fundamentals

What are some well-known galaxies?

Common Name Catalog Name Galaxy Type
Andromeda Galaxy Messier 31 spiral
Antennae NGC 4038/4039 interacting
Cartwheel Galaxy ESO 350-40 spiral ring
Centaurus A NGC 5128 elliptical
Flagellan G515 peculiar elliptical
Messier 49 NGC 4472 elliptical
Messier 61 NGC 4303 barred spiral
Messier 87 NGC 4486 elliptical
Mice NGC 4676 interacting
NGC 1300 ESO 547-31 barred spiral
Pinwheel Galaxy Messier 101 spiral
Sombrero Galaxy Messier 104 lenticular
Southern Pinwheel Messier 83 spiral
Triangulum Galaxy Messier 33 spiral
Whirlpool Galaxy Messier 51 spiral


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