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Elliptical Galaxies

Elliptical galaxies are spheroidal distributions of mostly older stars, usually without much of the intersteller material that is prevalent in spirals. Ellipticals are often classified with a number that describes their appearance; an E0 galaxy is almost perfectly circular while an E7 is quite elongated. Ellipticals vary greatly in size, from very small companions found near our own galaxy to the giant ellipticals often seen near the center of rich clusters.

[Arp 102]
Arp 102
[Colliding Galaxies]
Colliding Galaxies
[Coma cluster]
Coma cluster
[Coma cluster]
Coma cluster
[M31/M32]
M31/M32
[M32]
M32
[M49]
M49
[M49]
M49
[M59]
M59
[M60]
M60
[M84]
M84
[M86]
M86
[M86]
M86
[M87]
M87
[M87]
M87
[M87]
M87
[M89]
M89
[M105]
M105
[M110]
M110
[NGC5128]
NGC5128
[NGC5128]
NGC5128
[NGC5128]
NGC5128
[NGC5128]
NGC5128
[NGC 5363/4]
NGC 5363/4
[NGC 5981/2/5]
NGC 5981/2/5
[Virgo]
Virgo


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