|The many delicate spiral arms of NGC 2336 give it the appearance of
regal, understated beauty. The central region sports a bar in which stars
orbit the center of the galaxy not in circles as do the stars in the outer arms-
but instead in "figure eights" and more complicated weave-like patterns along
the axis of the bar. This galaxy is one of the largest in the direction of
Polaris- and it is the most northern CCD image acquired at the Visitor Center
Observatories (to-date). NGC 2336 is around 100 million light years away.
color production was used to create this image.
Luminance = 90 minutes
Minimum credit line: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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