Galaxies

NGC 598, the Triangulum Galaxy
NGC 598, the Triangulum Galaxy

Part of the local group, also known as M33

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The Andromeda Galaxy
The Andromeda Galaxy

M31 and its two satellite galaxies, M32 and M110

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M81, Bode's Galaxy
M81, Bode's Galaxy

Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Messier 81 was first discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1774. Originally referred to as Bode's Nebula, it wasn't until the 20th century when Hubble determined that these certain "nebulae" were actually outside the Milky Way and galaxies on their own. The M81 group of about 34 galaxies are roughly 12 mly from Earth and it's Local Group of galaxies and our nearest neighbor in the Virgo Supercluster.

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M101
M101

The Pinwheel Galaxy.

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M33, Triangulum Galaxy
M33, Triangulum Galaxy

A spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. Also referred to as the Pinwheel galaxy, it is the third largest galaxy in the local group.

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M82
M82

The Cigar Galaxy, with supernova SN 2014J

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M81 & M82
M81 & M82

The Cigar and Bode's Galaxies

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M51
M51

The Whirlpool Galaxy

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