|NGC 5383 and UGC 8877 (to the right) are around 100 million light years away. As a luminous barred spiral galaxy, NGC 5383 has been thoroughly studied by astronomers. Its orientation and brightness provide a good laboratory for learning about these kinds of galaxies. Note that the dust lane that starts at the top left of the galaxy comes down and across (in front of) the nucleus of NGC 5383. The starburst activity at the ends of the bar are also typical of this kind of galaxy.|
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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