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Welcome to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Image Gallery! This gallery contains a collection of astronomical images taken with NRAO instruments, as well as photographs of NRAO telescopes and facilities. Browse through our collection of images, search the gallery for a particular object or image, or access our glossary of radio astronomy terms.

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Galaxies (51)
Spiral (22)
Early-type (3)
Dwarf (5)
Peculiar (16)
Clusters (5)
UGC10043 NGC4438 M31 NGC4676
Active Galactic Nuclei (76)
Quasars (20)
Radio Galaxies (36)
Seyferts (18)
Other AGN (2)
3C296 3C31 8C 1316+708 0402+379
Galactic Sources (100)
Stars (7)
Star Forming Regions (21)
Supernovae (2)
Supernova Remnants (16)
Pulsars/Neutron Stars (7)
Black Holes (11)
Planetary Nebulae (5)
Galactic Center (14)
Galactic Halo (17)
MW Neutral Halo-3 Cas A G27.0+0.0 m1
Solar System (15)
Sun (5)
Planets (8)
Moons (1)
Asteroids (1)
Comets (0)
Venus Saturn Sun Venus
Miscellaneous (22)
Astrochemistry (5)
Protoplanetary Disks (2)
Gamma-ray Bursters (1)
Cosmology (6)
Surveys (2)
Image Compositions (6)
3C454.3 RGB J1001+558B RGB J1001+558B Crab Nebula
Telescopes (154)
GBT (34)
VLA (63)
VLBA (12)
ALMA (40)
12 m (2)
140 ft (3)
Other (0)
GBT ALMA Site ALMA GBT
ALMA Project (6)
Science (0)
Technology (2)
Array Operations Site (AOS) (1)
Operations Support Facility (OSF) (3)
Vertex Antenna Vertex Antenna ALMA Camp Vertex Antenna
Historical (16)
Telescopes (10)
Pioneers (6)
Reber Telescope Reber Telescope Reber Telescope 85ft
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