The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51A or NGC 5194) and M51B or NGC 5195. Photo Credit: R. Jay GaBany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy AND http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy#mediaviewer/File:Messier51_sRGB.jpg
Large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 is located 20º south of the celestial equator, in the constellation Eridanus (The River). The distance is about 100 million light-years and the edge of the field shown corresponds to about 200,000 light-years, or about twice the size of the Milky Way galaxy. The colours of the different regions are well visible: the central areas contain older stars of reddish colour, while the spiral arms are populated by young, blue stars and many star-forming regions.
NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — a relatively close neighbour in cosmic terms. The galaxy has witnessed some violent and dramatic events in its recent past. Tell-tale signs of this brutality can be seen in NGC 7714's strangely shaped arms, and in the smoky golden haze that stretches out from the galactic centre — caused by an ongoing merger with its smaller galactic companion NGC 7715, which is out of the frame of this image.
NGC235 - The Sculptor Galaxy. Another very low object to the south for me, going no more than 22 degrees above the southern horizon, giving quite a few gradients to contend with Imaging scope: AT8RC Imaging Camera: ST8300M (capture with Equinox Imag . See more photos at http://Good-PhotoGraph.com
The Black Eye Galaxy (also known as Galaxy Sleeping Beauty Spiral Galaxy M64, M64 or NGC 4826) was discovered by Edward Pigott in March 1779, and cataloged by Charles Messier in 1780. This galaxy is known by amateur astronomers because it is visible with small telescopes. It is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenice. It is at a distance of 17 million (5.2 Megaparsecs) light years. It has a band of dark dust around its bright nucleus, giving it the name black eye galaxy, or the…