These are beautiful M65 and M66, in Leo. Both are spirals, and M66 (lower left) clearly shows its barred structure.
A remarkable number of details have been captured, as one can see in the zoomed version of both galaxies. These details are even clearer in the inverted images … Continue reading April 2013: … and more galaxies
Springtime is galaxy season!
This is the Whale galaxy, or NGC4631. You can find this beauty is Canes Venatici, and it’s a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on. Above the whale, you see the calf (galaxy NGC4627).
This galaxy shows us many fine details in its galatic plane. Look for red and pink areas where star formation activity is probably ocurring. Continue reading April 2013: NGC4631