Magellanic spiral

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Magellanic spiral galaxies are (usually) dwarf galaxies which are classified as the type Sm (and SAm, SBm, SABm). They are galaxies with one spiral arm, and are named after their prototype, the Large Magellanic Cloud, an SBm galaxy. They can be considered to be intermediate between dwarf spiral galaxies and irregular galaxies.

Magellanic spirals[edit]

SAm galaxies are a type of unbarred spiral galaxy, while SBm are a type of barred spiral galaxy.[1] SABm are a type of intermediate spiral galaxy.

Type Sm and Im galaxies have also been categorized as irregular galaxies with some structure (type Irr-1). Sm galaxies are typically disrupted and asymmetric.[2] dSm galaxies are dwarf spiral galaxies or dwarf irregular galaxies, depending on categorization scheme.

The Magellanic spiral classification was introduced by Gerard de Vaucouleurs, along with Magellanic irregular (Im), when he revamped the Hubble classification of galaxies.

Grades[edit]

Magellanic Spiral Galaxies
Magellanic Spirals
Example Type Image Information Notes
SAdm
SAm
SABdm
SABm
SBdm
SBm
Sdm
Sm
Dwarf Magellanic Spirals
Example Type Image Information Notes
dSAdm
dSAm
dSABdm
dSABm
dSBdm
dSBm
dSdm
dSm

List of Magellanic spirals[edit]

Barred (SBm)[edit]

Intermediate (SABm)[edit]

Unbarred (SAm)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linda S. Sparke, John Sill Gallagher, "Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction", 2ed., Cambridge University Press, '2007', ISBN 978-0-521-85593-8
  2. ^ citeBase; Neutral Hydrogen in the Interacting Magellanic Spirals NGC 4618/4625; Stephanie J. Bush; Eric M. Wilcots; (accessed 1 March 2009)
  3. ^ Paul B. Eskridge; "Recent Star and Cluster Formation in the Nearby Magellanic Spiral NGC 1311"; 'American Astronomical Society Meeting' 208, #14.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 38, p.93; (accessed 1 March 2009)
  4. ^ University of Wisconsin, BARRED MAGELLANIC SPIRALS (accessed 1 March 2009)
  5. ^ NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database