Springtime is Galaxy Season
M81 (right) Messier 81 (also known as NGC 3031 or Bode's Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy
M82 (left) Messier 82 (also known as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82) is a starburst galaxy
Both Galaxies are about 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
|M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy|
The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51a, M51a, and NGC 5194, is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy with a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus. It lies in the constellation Canes Venatici, and was the first galaxy to be classified as a spiral galaxy. Its distance is estimated to be between 15 and 35 million light-years.