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Galaxias Lenticulares

Arp 227 se compone de dos Galaxias, la grande es una Galaxia lenticular NGC 474 situada a unos 93 millones de años luz de distancia, y la Galaxia espiral NGC 470 en alrededor de 95 millones años luz de distancia en la constelación de Piscis. Imagen: Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Giovanni Anselmi y Jean Baptiste Faure.


Messier 102 (M102), also known as the Spindle Galaxy, is an edge-on lenticular galaxy located in the northern constellation Draco.

Cartwheel Galaxy, ESO 350-40, is a lenticular galaxy about 500 mly away in the constellation Sculptor. It is an estimated 150,000 light-years across. The galaxy was once a normal spiral galaxy like the Milky Way before it apparently underwent a head-on collision with a smaller companion approximately 200 mya.


La galaxia NGC 5866 se encuentra a unos 50 millones de años luz de distancia en la constelación del Dragón ( Draco ).

The elegant simplicity of NGC 4111, seen here in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, hides a more violent history than you might think. NGC 4111 is a lenticular, or lens-shaped, galaxy, lying about 50 million light-years from us in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). Lenticular galaxies are an intermediate type of galaxy between an elliptical and a spiral. They host aged stars like ellipticals and have a disk like a spiral. However, that’s where the…