The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a dwarf irregular galaxy located on the border between the constellations Dorado and Mensa. The galaxy is believed to be a satellite of the Milky Way and a member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes about 30 galaxies that are loosely bound together by their gravitation.
The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51 (M51) and NGC 5194, is a grand-design spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici. The galaxy appears face-on when seen from Earth. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 5194. The galaxy lies about 23 million light years from Earth. It was named the Whirlpool because of its … [Read more…]
NGC 1569 is a dwarf irregular galaxy found in the Camelopardalis constellation. It is one of the best known starburst galaxies in the sky. It was first discovered by William Herschel on November 4, 1788. NGC 1569 has an apparent visual magnitude of 11.9 lies at a distance of 11 million light years. The galaxy’s … [Read more…]