Galaxies are diffuse objects which are imaged against a background of finite brightness and noise. Galaxies which have the maximum contrast with respect to this background are the ones that are first discovered. However, there are many galaxies which have a maximum contrast with respect to the sky background of just a few percent. These galaxies have been missed to date but active surveys for them are underway. At present, it appears that up to 50% of the galaxy population may have been missed to date. In this page we present several examples of these newly discovered Low Surface Brightness galaxies as well as examples of high surface brightness galaxies.
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Gallery of Low Surface Brightness Objects ___________________________________________________________________The Electronic Universe Project e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org