Galaxy NGC 1365

This colour image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a region in NGC 1365, a barred spiral galaxy located in a cluster of galaxies called Fornax.

A barred spiral galaxy is characterized by a 'bar' of stars, dust and gas across its center.

The black and white photograph from a ground-based telescope shows the entire galaxy, which is visible from the Southern Hemisphere.


W. Freedman (Carnegie Observatories), the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:9 May 1996, 19:00
Size:2813 x 2049 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 03317-3618, NGC 1365
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Distance:60 million light years

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