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NGC 3314 is a pair of overlapping spiral galaxies between 117-140 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. This unique alignment gives astronomers the opportunity to measure the properties of interstellar dust in the face-on foreground galaxy (NGC3314a), which appear dark against the background galaxy (NGC 3314b). Unlike interacting galaxies, the two components of NGC3314 …

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NGC 1376 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Eridanus. It was discovered on 28th januari 1785 by William Herschel. Hubble datasets used: HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F435W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F475W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F555W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F606W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F625W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F775W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F814W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F850LP_drz

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Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth. It is also a Seyfert II galaxy, which means that due to x-rays and unusual emission …

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Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode’s Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Due to its proximity to Earth, large size and active galactic nucleus (which harbors a 70 million M☉ supermassive black hole), Messier 81 has been studied extensively by professional astronomers. The …

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Globular clusters are a popular object to watch in telescopes. But not only our own galaxy has globular clusters, also other galaxies do. M31, one of the nearest galaxies, enables us to view globular clusters in other galaxies. This map, overlaid on one of my own images, gives an overview of a large part of …

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NGC 7331 (also known as Caldwell 30) is a spiral galaxy about 40 megalight-years (12 Mpc) away in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. NGC 7331 is the brightest member of the NGC 7331 Group of galaxies. The galaxy is similar in size and structure to the galaxy we inhabit, …

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NGC 7331 (also known as Caldwell 30) is a spiral galaxy about 40 megalight-years (12 Mpc) away in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. NGC 7331 is the brightest member of the NGC 7331 Group of galaxies. The galaxy is similar in size and structure to the galaxy we inhabit, …

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