Galaxy Classification. Edwin Hubble was the first person to establish the distances to other galaxies. Because he studied so many galaxies, he began to classify them into different types. The shape and color of a galaxy tell us a lot about the events that have happened within that galaxy.
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M87 galaxy in Virgo – an E0 type
M32 in Andromeda, an E2 type
M110 in Andromeda, a dwarf elliptical
galaxy of E6 type.
M104 – the Sombrero Galaxy, an Sa type,large nucleus & very tight spiral arms.
The Andromeda Galaxy, M81, is a type Sb.It has a medium nucleus & less tight arms.
This type Sc has a small nucleus and very
The bar is very noticeable in this SBc type.
In a barred
This is NGC
The Large Magellanic Cloud.