The Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth and the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way. The galaxy’s name stems from the area of Earth’s sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which itself is named after the Ethiopian (or Phoenician) princess who was the wife of Perseus in Greek mythology.

7th September 2021

The Triangulum Galaxy

A spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, behind the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way.

14th January 2023

The Leo Triplet

The Leo Triplet (also known as the M66 Group) is a small group of galaxies about 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. This galaxy group consists of the spiral galaxies M65, M66, and NGC 3628.

5th April 2021

Messier 106

Messier 106 (also known as NGC 4258) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. M106 is at a distance of about 22 to 25 million light-years away from Earth.

22nd March 2021
M81 & M82

Bodes & Cigar Galaxies

The M81 & M82 are a pair of galaxies located in the constellation Ursa Major. M81 (Bode’s Galaxy), is a spiral galaxy that lies about 11.8 million light-years away from Earth, while M82 (The Cigar Galaxy) is an irregular galaxy at approximately the same distance.

22nd January 2021