Galaxies for Fun Astronomical CCD photos on peculiar galaxies and other astronomical stuff.
There is a vast variety of galaxies in the cosmic zoo.
NGC 7331 in Pegasus with its small satellite galaxies.
Messier 51 in Canes Venatici, the whirlpool galaxy, also known as NGC 5194 and NGC 5195.
Messier 51 showing the gravitationally created outer whisps.
M101, in Ursa Major, with its famous type Ia supernova, 2011fe. It is located just below the core in this image from October 1st 2011.
M101 in Ursa Major, with its many HII regions.
The famous Coma Cluster, AGC1656. It is a part of the Coma Supercluster. White background.
AGC 1656 Galaxy Cluster, at about 320 million lightyears away. Believed to have a high content of Dark Matter!
NGC 891 in Andromeda. The most beautiful edge-on galaxy in the northern sky.
The Hercules Cluster, Abell Galaxy Cluster AGC 2151 + Quasars! A reletively young cluster. It is part of the Hercules supercluster, and the Great Wall super-structure.
ARP 273 in Andromeda, interacting galaxies.
NGC 3718 (Arp 214) in the middle, NGC 3729 to the left, and the Hickson 56 group below, in Ursa Major.
Messier 109 in Ursa Major.
The great Andromeda galaxy, Messsier 31.
NGC 772, the one-armed galaxy, alias Arp 78.
Stephan's quintet, in Pegasus. Discovered by Stephan in Marseilles 1877. The first compact galaxy group ever observed. It has a prominent shock-wave, a tidal arm and star-burst regions!
www.galaxies.se - Ivar Hamberg - Updated 2019, February 23