Galaxy Gallery

Galaxies are tremendously large collections of stars, gas, and dust held together by the weakest force in the universe, gravity. There can be anywhere from a few million to nearly a trillion stars in individual galaxies. The structure of a galaxy defines its classification both by the size of its nucleus and the shape of its arms (or lack thereof). Galaxy classes include spiral, barred-spiral, elliptical, peculiar, and combinations thereof.  It is now well known that at the center of most galaxies is a super massive black hole containing thousands to millions of stellar masses compressed by gravity to an infinitesimally small point.

 

Antennae Galaxies NGC 4038 & 4039

NGC 2146 ~ A Bent Galaxy

NGC 772 ~ The Ram's Horn!

NGC 1097 ~ A Cannible Galaxy

NGC 7331 ~ The Deer Lick Group

NGC 7217 Multi-ringed Galaxy

Great Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1365

The Helix Galaxy NGC 2685

NGC 7479 ~ Starburst Barred Spiral

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Polar-Ring Galaxy NGC 660

M51, The Whirlpool Galaxy

NGC 6946, The Fireworks Galaxy

Spiral Arms Revealed Video

NGC 3169, The Disturbed Galaxy Duo

M77 - Cetus A Barred Spiral Galaxy

NGC 1055 - Field of Dreams

Edge-On Galaxy NGC 891

The Sculptor Galaxy - NGC 253

The Triangulum Galaxy ~ M33

NGC 7331

M98 in Coma Berenices

The Tadpole Galaxy - PGC 57129

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1954

Supernova 2014J in M82!

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232

NGC 210

Spiral Galaxy NGC 7013

NGC 2782, Peculiar Galaxy

NGC 6384, Spiral Galaxy

NGC 7727, Clash of Titans

Supermassive Black Hole

NGC 7771 (NASA APOD 8/29/09)

NGC 3227

NGC 6674

NGC 6339

NGC 7217, Ringed Galaxy

NGC 7479, Barred-Spiral Galaxy