Digitized Sky Survey Image of AM 0644-741 (ground-based image)

In the centre of this image is a ring of brilliant blue star clusters wrapped around the yellowish nucleus of what was once a normal spiral galaxy. The galaxy, cataloged as AM 0644-741, is a member of the class of so-called "ring galaxies" and lies 300 million light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation Volans.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, DSS, and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0415c
Type:Observation
Release date:22 April 2004, 15:03
Size:600 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:AM 0644-741, Graham A, IRAS F06443-7411
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:300 million light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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