Elliptical Galaxies

15.6 - Be able to classify galaxies using the Hubble classification system, including:
c) elliptical

Ellipticals are usually the largest galaxies containing over a trillion stars. and be a dozen times larger than the Milky Way.

These come in a general ellipse shape. Some are spherical, some are cigar shaped. Typically they are brighter towards the centre. Their strange shape may have arisen because of disturbances from other galaxies.




Describe the appearance of an elliptical galaxy