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  • A gas cloud near the Milky Way's central black hole
  • Black hole
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) visible light
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy M83 Centre
  • NGC 1300
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy 2
  • Arp 273
  • NGC 6744 - A Milky Way Twin
  • Edge-On Galaxy NGC 5866
  • Arp 188 - The Tadpole Galaxy
  • The HCG 59 Group of Galaxies
  • Stephan's Quintet
  • Sizes of Galaxies
  • Sizes of Galaxies II
  • Sizes of Galaxies III
  • Supernova 1994D in NGC 4526
  • Our Local Group
  • Milky Way-Andromeda collision as seen from Earth
  • Milky Way - Andromeda Collision
  • NGC 2683 - The UFO Galaxy
  • Antennae Galaxies colliding
  • Centaurus A
  • The Centre of Centaurus A

The Hickson Compact Group 59 (or HCG 59) is a group of galaxies in the constellation Leo, about 180 million light years away from us. Two of the three main galaxies in this group are currently forming new stars, the third one is quiescent.

Hickson Compact Groups are smaller groups of galaxies normally consisting of just 4 to 5 galaxies. These groups are relatively isolated and the galaxies within them are close together. 100 Hickson Compact Groups were listed in a catalogue published in 1982 by the Canadian astronomer Paul Hickson. One of the most famous HCG members is Stephan's Quintet.

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The HCG 59 Group of Galaxies
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