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Spiral Galaxies

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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."

[NGC6946]
NGC6946
[NGC6946]
NGC6946
[NGC6946]
NGC6946
[NGC6951]
NGC6951
[NGC7125/6]
NGC7125/6
[NGC7331]
NGC7331
[NGC7332/7339]
NGC7332/7339
[NGC7620]
NGC7620
[NGC7741]
NGC7741
[Q2237+0305]
Q2237+0305
[SINGG galaxies]
SINGG galaxies
[Sculptor Galaxy]
Sculptor Galaxy
[Stephan&#8217;s Quintet]
Stephan’s Quintet
[WIYN seeing]
WIYN seeing


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