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.Credit:
About the Image
|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|