Spiral galaxy NGC55


About this image

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC55 was taken with the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory in Chile. NGC55 is at a distance of about five million light-years and resides in a gathering of galaxies known as the Sculptor Group. The red nebulosities are regions of active star formation in the galaxy.

More: galaxies page, spiral galaxies page.

Minimum credit line: T.A.Rector/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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