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Astronomers Spot Spiral within Spiral: NGC 1300

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Post by Dragon Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:41 am

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have produced a beautiful image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300.

NGC 1300 is located approximately 61 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus.

Otherwise known as AGC 22472, ESO 547-31, IRAS 03174-1935, LEDA 12412 and UGCA 66, the galaxy was discovered by the English astronomer John Herschel on December 11, 1835.

NGC 1300, which is about 110,000 light-years across, hosts a so-called grand-design inner disk — a spiral within a spiral.


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Post by Dragon Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:42 am

Astronomers Spot Spiral within Spiral: NGC 1300 Image_10445-NGC-1300
Image credit: ESO / ALMA / NAOJ / NRAO / PHANGS.

This image shows NGC 1300, a barred spiral galaxy some 61 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus.


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Post by Dragon Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:43 am



Galaxy NGC 1300

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.


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