lenticular galaxy


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lenticular galaxy

(len-tik -yŭ-ler) See galaxies.

lenticular galaxy

[len′tik·yə·lər ′gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
A galaxy of type S0, consisting of a nucleus surrounded by a disklike structure without arms, and containing little gas and few if any young stars.
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While NGC 4526 is a lenticular galaxy, NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy.
Their most recent observations, which also show evidence of faint fuzzies around another lenticular galaxy, NGC 3384, are included in a paper in the Astronomical Journal.
But NGC 660, which lies about 40 million light-years distant toward the direction of Pisces the Fishes, is the only polar-ring galaxy known with what is called a late-type lenticular galaxy as its host.
Caption: The lenticular galaxy UGC 12515 snugs up to the variable star W Pegasi.
According to the astronomers, older galaxies, such as an elliptical galaxy or a lenticular galaxy, should contain more stars than they do and are less massive than computer model projections.
The cluster stretches southwest to the lenticular galaxy NGC 530, and then on to PGC 5164, which lies outside the lower boundary of this image.
The galaxy is classified as a lenticular galaxy and shares properties found in elliptical and spiral galaxies.
Caption: Several small galaxies stretch between elliptical galaxy NGC 4261 and lenticular galaxy NGC 4281, as shown in this image captured in 16 six-minute exposures through a 152-mm f/4.
The peculiar lenticular galaxy NGC 3414 is handily placed between 44 and 45 LMi.
Westernmost NGC 4026, a north-south lenticular galaxy, contains a super-massive black hole.
Just over 1[degrees] east-northeast of 11 Comae is M85, a large lenticular galaxy.
The 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy 1C 455 is much smaller and fainter than either member of the previous pair, but it's a snap to capture about IT south-southeast of NGC 2300.