Elliptical Galaxy

IC 1101

largest galaxy,PGC 54167,UGC 9752,A2029-BCG

IC 1101 is a supergiant elliptical galaxy located in the constellation Virgo. With a radius of about 2 million light years and home to 100… Read More »IC 1101

Centaurus A

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ngc 5128,hamburger galaxy

Centaurus A is a peculiar galaxy located in the southern constellation Centaurus. It is the fifth brightest galaxy in the night sky, the nearest giant galaxy to the Milky Way, and one of the nearest radio galaxies to Earth.

Its exact type is uncertain, but it is usually classified either as a giant elliptical or lenticular galaxy. The galaxy’s exact distance from Earth is also uncertain, but estimates generally range from 10 to 16 million light years.
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Antennae Galaxies

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NGC 4038,ngc 4039,colliding galaxies,interacting galaxies

The Antennae Galaxies, also known as the Ringtail Galaxy or Arp 244, are a pair of colliding galaxies located in Corvus constellation. The interacting spiral galaxies have the designations NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 in the New General Catalogue.

The galaxy collision resembles an insect’s antennae, which is how the pair got the name. The “antennae” are formed by two long tails of stars, dust and gas expelled from the galaxies as a result of their interaction.
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NGC 6872: Condor Galaxy

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colliding galaxies,galaxy collision,interacting galaxies

NGC 6872, also known as the Condor Galaxy, is a massive barred spiral galaxy located in the southern constellation Pavo.

The galaxy has a distinct shape of the integral sign. It has an apparent visual magnitude of 12.7 and is approximately 220 million light years distant from Earth. The galaxy is currently in the process of interacting with a lenticular galaxy, IC 4970.

The smaller IC 4970 – only a fifth the size of its larger neighbour – has an apparent magnitude of 14.7. It is located 1.1 arcminutes to the north of NGC 6872.
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