The Whirlpool Galaxy
Messier 51

The Whirlpool Galaxy

Commonly called the Whirlpool Galaxy, it is also known by it's designation in the Messier collection as M51. It is the large spiral galaxy in the image. The smaller "blob"…

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Messier 82
M82 Starburst Galaxy

Messier 82

Messier 82 is also known as the Cigar Galaxy. It appears in the constellation of Ursa Major and is approximately 12 million light years distant. It has been called the…

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The Triangulum Galaxy
M33 The Pinwheel Galaxy

The Triangulum Galaxy

This large spiral galaxy is often referred to as The Pinwheel Galaxy. It is located in the constellation of Triangulum and is also known as The Triangulum Galaxy. Charles Messier…

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