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WIYN Images: Spiral Galaxies

Spiral galaxies are rotating disk systems of stars, gas and dust. Due to their varying orientations in the sky, they may appear as face-on whirlpools, edge-on disks, or as something in between. Spirals are classified based on the tightness of their arms the size and shape of their nucleus. Those with an elongated bar-like center are called "barred spirals."

[Arp 102]
Arp 102
[Arp 273]
Arp 273
[M31 (bit)]
M31 (bit)
[M101 N]
M101 N
[M101 S]
M101 S
[NGC91]
NGC91
[NGC470]
NGC470
[NGC891]
NGC891
[NGC891]
NGC891
[NGC1275]
NGC1275
[NGC2276]
NGC2276
[NGC2782]
NGC2782
[NGC4013]
NGC4013
[NGC4402]
NGC4402
[NGC6946]
NGC6946
[NGC6951]
NGC6951
[NGC7620]
NGC7620
[NGC7741]
NGC7741
[Q2237+0305]
Q2237+0305
[WIYN seeing]
WIYN seeing



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Last updated: Aug 29 2014