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N galaxy

(galaxy with bright nucleus and faint surroundings)

An N galaxy is a galaxy with a bright nucleus with faint red surroundings. The term N galaxy is from the Morgan classification, an alternative galaxy classification to Hubble's.

The term N galaxy refers to its appearance. They are generally elliptical galaxies with active galactic nuclei.

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Morgan classification