Well, I had to think of a poll even sillier than Melvil's 'favourite planet' poll, so I just thought I'd sort out some of the galaxy piccies I've collected through my telescope over the last couple of years. The question is: which of these galaxies would you like to live in, given the choice? I've included the Milky Way, just in case you prefer to stay put, but I haven't included a picture: getting a view from 'outside' is rather difficult! Note that these galaxies are all at different distances and the pictures are of rather varying quality. Firstly, the one everyone knows about, the Great Andromeda Galaxy, M31. Distance 2.5 million lightyears. Next, M33, in Triangulum, another nearby one. Distance 3 million lightyears. M74 in Pisces, 35 million lightyears. M83 in Hydra, a mere 15 million lightyears. Not easy to see from Europe! M100, in Coma Berenices, at 60 million lightyears. M101, the 'pinwheel' in Ursa Major (near the Plough handle), 27 million lightyears. NGC 2903 in Leo, 20 million lightyears. NGC 7331 in Pegasus, 46 million lightyears. And finally, NGC 4565, an edge on view of this one, another in Coma Berenices, 31 million lightyears.