Tag Archives: Barred Spiral Galaxy

The Glow from Afar

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO). Roughly 65 million light years is the 130,000 light year diameter spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 1398. As is usually the case with catalogs, its generic name hides the true beauty of … Continue reading

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Beautiful Barred NGC 6217

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This incredible image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 was the first image by the Hubble space telescope after completion of STS-125 Atlantis’s Hubble Servicing Mission 4 (HSM4). This galaxy at 44,000 … Continue reading

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Beautiful Barred NGC 613

Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt Lemmon Sky Center, University of Arizona. 66 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor is this beautifully uniform barred spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 613.  Hey, 66 million light years, so this … Continue reading

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THE TWIN CITY

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope. Finally, we get a view of our home, the Milky Way galaxy from above! Yep, just kidding obviously but old UGC 12158 here is about as close to what we believe the … Continue reading

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