Early-type Galaxies

Early-type galaxies include elliptical and S0 ("lenticular") galaxies. They are round or elliptical in outline. Elliptical galaxies typically contain little gas and dust, no spiral arms or disk, and few hot, bright stars. Lenticular galaxies are also round or elliptical in outline, but have a disk component as well. Early-type galaxies are sometimes the hosts of quasars and powerful radio sources. Images of those objects are categorized separately under the heading Active Galactic Nuclei.

Click any thumbnail below to view the details of that image. Other images of the atomic hydrogen in elliptical galaxies can be found in the HI Rogues Gallery. Visit this non-NRAO website for more information about elliptical galaxies.




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NGC2865

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