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Famous Places - Spirals

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has taken images of more than 50 million galaxies. Many of these galaxies are spirals, like our own Milky Way. Below are some of the most beautiful spiral galaxies that the SDSS has seen. Click on any galaxy to see it in the Navigation tool (the tool will open in a new window). To learn more about galaxies, see the Galaxies project.


40.433,0.449 | NED | SDSS | 
NGC 1055, a nearby spiral seen edge-on. The galaxy has a lot of dust in its disk.

221.546,-0.223 | NED | SDSS | 
NGC 5750

166.454,-0.036 | NED | SDSS | 
NGC 3521

145.514,0.336 | NED | SDSS | 
NGC 2967, which appears nearly face-on.

220.235,-0.318 | NED | SDSS | 
NGC 5719

37.228,0.37 | NED | SDSS | 
UGC 01962, a whirlpool-like face-on spiral.

41.606,-0.499 | NED | SDSS | 
NGC 1087, a star forming spiral

208.227,-1.114 | NED | SDSS | 
NGC 5334, a photogenic spiral galaxy.
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