A poster-size image of the beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300

One of the largest Hubble Space Telescope images ever made of a complete galaxy is being unveiled today at the American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego, Calif.

The Hubble telescope captured a display of starlight, glowing gas, and silhouetted dark clouds of interstellar dust in this 4-foot-by-8-foot image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300. NGC 1300 is considered to be prototypical of barred spiral galaxies. Barred spirals differ from normal spiral galaxies in that the arms of the galaxy do not spiral all the way into the center, but are connected to the two ends of a straight bar of stars containing the nucleus at its center.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0501a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2005, 01:00
Size:6637 x 3787 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1300
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus

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BandWavelengthTelescope
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B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
H-alpha
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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