NGC1232 in Eridanus
About this image
NGC1232, an almost face-on spiral galaxy of type Sc in the constellation Eridanus, is about 50 million light-years away and about 100000 light-years across. This true-color picture was created from eleven images taken in the BVR pass-bands at the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1-meter telescope, during the night of December 25th 2000 (yes, Christmas), under fairly fuzzy observing conditions.
Minimum credit line: Hillary Mathis/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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