This ultraviolet image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the interacting pair NGC 1097, a barred spiral galaxy, and the small elliptical companion galaxy NGC 1097A.
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A Barred SpiralGalaxy, and the Small Elliptical Companion Galaxy NGC 1097A

Ultraviolet image of the interacting pair NGC 1097, a barred spiral galaxy, and the small elliptical companion galaxy NGC 1097A.

Image details

ID#:
PIA07900

Date added:
2005-05-05

Target:
NGS 1097

Mission:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Spacecraft:
GALEX Orbiter

Instruments:
GALEX Telescope

Size:
656 x 656 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



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3,234

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA07900.tif (1.29 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA07900.jpg (0.06 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC