Who discovered irregular galaxies?

or Any other info about irregular galaxies

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Pierre Méchain

    Irregular galaxies are those which do not match the standard Hubble scheme of elliptical, spiral and lenticular galaxies.

    There's only one irregular galaxy in Messier's catalog: M82, and this one is a distorted disk galaxy. The distortion is due to gravitational interaction with its larger and more massive neighbor M81.

    Another, very similar example is at least mentioned in Messier's catalog, though it did not get a number on its own: NGC 5195, the companion of the Whirlpool galaxy M51, which had been discovered by Pierre Méchain. The only further irregular galaxies known to 1782 are the Large and the Small Magellanic Cloud; these are probably miniature disk galaxies in mutual gravitational interaction, and in interaction with our Milky Way.

  • 1 decade ago

    Whatever Caveman Og that first saw the Magellanic Clouds.

    Irregular galaxies are like irregular puffts of cloud, not shaped like a ball or a disk or even a football, they are anything in the "other" category.

    If you lived in the tropics or the Southern Hemisphere then you could see completely different galaxies with the naked eye - the LMC and the SMC - orbiting the Milky Way. All the other Milky Wayan satellites are extremely faint and hard to see with anything.

  • 1 decade ago

    Irregular galaxies are those which do not match the standard Hubble scheme of elliptical, spiral and lenticular galaxies.

    There's only one irregular galaxy in Messier's catalog: M82, and this one is a distorted disk galaxy that was discovered by Johann Elert Bode in 1774.

    For more information, see: http://www.seds.org/messier/irre.html for more information.

    Source(s): www.seds.org
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Gene Shoemaker

    Source(s): NASA
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  • 1 decade ago

    Something that does not fall into Hubble classification for galaxies, that means they are not real as true galaxies.

  • 1 decade ago

    don't know

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