NGC 613 seems like a good southern counterpart to the more famous
barred spiral galaxy,
NGC 7479. Astronomers studying this galaxy are interested in the
processes that take place along the bar of the galaxy. One recent
paper suggests that this galaxy could have two bar-like structures
in its center. Studies of this galaxy in the radio wavelengths indicate
that the nucleus is extremely active. There is some evidence for an
an accelerated and collimated jet of gas being expelled from the
center of the galaxy. NGC 613 is around 64 million light years away.
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