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Joette

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Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« on: July 27, 2007, 01:23:46 am »
The poor little elliptical galaxies are getting completely left out of the fun!  :(  I know you all have to have found some that just made you go "WOW".  Let's see'em.  I'll start! 

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=588017979413299278
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Pharun

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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 01:37:12 am »
I haven't seen many amazing ellipticals. Here is my best.


http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=588018090008444997
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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 01:54:21 am »
this one is pretty!

(sorry, I'm on a new Mac laptop, and I can't figure out how to do the equivlant of a "right click" so that I can post the actual picture. I've been a windows desktop girl!)

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/chart/chart.asp?ra=145.48704518&dec=12.29628113

Joette

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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 01:57:18 am »
this one is pretty!

(sorry, I'm on a new Mac laptop, and I can't figure out how to do the equivlant of a "right click" so that I can post the actual picture. I've been a windows desktop girl!)

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/chart/chart.asp?ra=145.48704518&dec=12.29628113


That is a nice one!  Right about now I'm kicking myself because I've seen some that were just stunning, but clicked on through without saving them, looking for the undiscovered "pinwheel" galaxy that I just KNEW was only a click away!  :)
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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 02:00:44 am »
Don't get me wrong, I'm not some mushy romantic but ... here is "My Heart in the Stars for You"


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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 02:10:47 am »
The Redheaded Patriot with a Blue Hat


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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 02:14:42 am »
Have you ever delighted in that double-yolked egg?  Well now, "The Yolks on You"


Siciliana

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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 03:43:40 am »
I am not usually too big on ellipticals, but I have found a few which I thought are rather striking:


ID: 588017627778908257

A nice one, with two companions:

ID: 588848899912696073

And two close twins, or merging ellipses, rather:

ID: 588848899912761513

Joette

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TrexterZiam

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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 03:51:35 am »
Merging or being cannibalized by the big bully below it, galaxies are sooooooo Violent.


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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2007, 04:22:03 am »
"The Pirouette"


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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2007, 08:39:01 am »
It's a party, mang!



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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2007, 10:28:09 am »
"Floral Stamen"


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Re: Your most gorgeous ellipticals
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2007, 10:52:41 am »
Here is mine:

http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=588017949895819327


And another one:
http://cas.sdss.org/astro/en/tools/explore/obj.asp?id=587742189368246312

Seems like two eliptical galaxies to me, one edge on on the front, and another one behind. Does not look like a merger though.

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