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Galaxy classifications are sometimes used by the Federation to classify galaxies with letters as an alternative to galaxy classification by shape.

Galaxy classificationsEdit

Class-A (Milky Way Galaxy)
Consist of a flat, rotating disk containing stars, gas, and dust, and a central concentration of stars known as the bulge, with a central bar-shaped structure composed of stars.
Class-B (Andromeda Galaxy, Triangulum Galaxy, Messier 101)
Consist of a flat, rotating disk containing stars, gas, and dust, and a central concentration of stars known as the bulge.
Class-C
A galaxy that is a cross between Class-A and Class-B.
Class-D
A ring-shaped galaxy that consists of massive, relatively young blue stars, which are extremely bright.
Class-E (NGC 383)
A luminous galaxy with an active galactic nucleus.
Class-F
A low luminosity galaxy.
Class-G
A galaxy that is a cross between Class-B and Class-H.
Class-H
A galaxy with an approximately ellipsoidal shape and a smooth, nearly featureless brightness profile.
Class-I
A very large galaxy composed of 500 billion stars or more.
Class-J
A small galaxy composed of up to several billion stars.
Class-K
A galaxy with an irregular shape.
Class-L (NGC 5474, Miura Galaxy)
An small irregularly shaped galaxy.
Class-M
A galaxy with nuclei that produce spectral line emission from highly ionized gas.
Class-N
An old galaxy with only black holes.
Class-O
A galaxy in which an outer ring of gas and stars rotates over the poles of the galaxy.
Class-P
A galaxy whose defining characteristic is in emitting more than 1011 solar luminosities in the far-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Class-Q
A radio-loud, energetic galaxy with an active nucleus.
Class-R
A tidally disrupted galaxy.
Class-S
A star-forming galaxy at high redshift.
Class-T
A galaxy that emits Lyman-alpha radiation.
Class-U
A galaxy in the process of colliding with another galaxy.
Class-V
A system of two galaxies rotating around each other.
Class-W (Messier 110, Messier 32, Small Magellanic Cloud)
A galaxy that orbits a larger galaxy due to gravitational attraction.
Class-X
A galaxy in the process of an exceptionally high rate of star formation, compared to the usual star formation rate seen in most galaxies.
Class-Y
A low-mass compact galaxy which is undergoing very high rates of star formation.
Class-Z
A galaxy containing very few or no stars, held together by dark matter.

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