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Brightest Galaxies
Andromeda Galaxy

🌌 35 brightest galaxies in the night sky

Also see list of 91 galaxies for a list of notable named galaxies.

Messier Galaxies

These are the brightest and most interesting galaxies listed in the Messier Catalog. Messier galaxies are predominately found in the northern hemisphere.



Caldwell Galaxies

These are the brightest and most interesting galaxies listed in the Caldwell Catalog. Caldwell galaxies are predominately found in the southern hemisphere.




Herschel Galaxies

These are the brightest and most interesting galaxies listed in the Herschell 400 Catalog. Herschel galaxies are generally fainter and harder to spot than Messier and Caldwell galaxies.

      1. Galaxy / Magnitude (m)
      2. Constellation


    Milky Way Satellite Galaxies

    Our Milky Way Galaxy has a number of smaller galaxies that orbit it. These are the brightest. For a list of all satellite galaxies, see Milky Way & Andromeda Satellite Galaxies.




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