The Fried Egg galaxy (also known as Galaxy NGC 7742 or NGC 7742) is the designation for a Type 2 Seyfert galaxy and a spiral galaxy that lies approximately 22 mega- parsecs (72 million light-years) away from Earth in the Pegasus constellation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fried Egg Galaxy"
NGC 1275 is a Seyfert galaxy located around 235 million light years away in the direction of the constellation Perseus. Part of the Perseus cluster of galaxies, it corresponds to the radio source Perseus A. ...more on Wikipedia about "NGC 1275"
NGC 3227 is a Seyfert galaxy. The smaller elliptical galaxy NGC 3226 is merging with it. ...more on Wikipedia about "NGC 3227"
Seyfert galaxies are spiral or irregular galaxies containing an extremely bright nucleus, most likely caused by a supermassive black hole, that can sometimes outshine the surrounding galaxy. The light from the central nucleus varies in less than a year, which implies that the emitting region must be less than one light year across. They are named after the astronomer Carl Seyfert, who studied them extensively in the 1940s. They are a subclass of active galactic nuclei. ...more on Wikipedia about "Seyfert galaxy"
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