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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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.
Northwest of NGC 4889 at a separation of about 4.5' is NGC 4883, a small, round, barred lenticular galaxy that has a brighter core.
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.
On Friday, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) released an edge-on image of this lenticular galaxy, with a host of star clusters encircling it "like bees buzzing around a hive."
SN 2008cq occurred in a small lenticular galaxy East of NGC 5556.
One of the closest LIRGs is the lenticular galaxy NGC 5010 in Virgo.
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.
I admit up front that the lenticular galaxy NGC 2768 isn't an obvious choice for a binocular highlight.
The galaxy is classified as a lenticular galaxy and shares properties found in elliptical and spiral galaxies.
Caption: NGC 4993 This Hubble image shows the lenticular galaxy NGC 4993, which lies near the border of the constellation Hydra, the Sea Serpent.
Caption: The lenticular galaxy UGC 12515 snugs up to the variable star W Pegasi.
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.