E.Eggert(m2c4)

Messier 98 is a nice spiral galaxy that lies in the constellation Coma Berenices. It is part of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. The tiny little smudge just below the rectangle of stars in the upper left corner is another galaxy, NGC 4186.

23x3.5 secs; Lodestar Pro Mono; Starblast 114mm Autotracker; Starlight Live; cropped

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Here is NGC 3227, the larger spiral galaxy, interacting with the dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 3226. Interestingly, there are several other examples of this kind of interacting spiral-elliptical combination.

8x3.5 secs; Lodestar Pro Mono; Starblast 114mm Autotracker; Starlight Live; cropped

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Hickson 44 and Abell 1367 are two galaxy clusters located in the constellation Leo. The associated Astrometry.net info showing all the individual galaxies is below each photo, with Hickson 44 on top and Abell 1367 below.

Hickson 44–9x4.5secs; Lodestar Pro mono; Starblast 114mm Autotracker; Starlight Live; Cropped

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Messier 65, Messier 66, and NGC 3628 make up the famed Leo galaxy triplet. In the top photo, Messier 65 is below Messier 66, which is thought to display some features of prior gravitational interaction with NGC 3628. NGC 3628 is in the photo below and is understandably also known…

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E.Eggert(m2c4)

E.Eggert(m2c4)

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