NGC 1291

NGC 1291

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.

Blue represents ultraviolet light captured by the telescope's long-wavelength detector. Green shows ultraviolet light from the short-wavelength detector, and red shows red visible light from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile.

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer data was taken in December 2003.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/CTIO

Release Date

November 14, 2007

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