This ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer is of the barred ring galaxy NGC 1291. The VIS image is dominated by the inner disk and bar. The UV image is dominated by the low surface brightness outer arms.
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Barred Ring Galaxy NGC 1291

Ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) of the barred ring galaxy NGC 1291. The visual image is dominated by the inner disk and bar. The ultraviolet image is dominated by the low surface brightness outer arms.

Image details

ID#:
PIA07910

Date added:
2005-05-05

Target:
NGC 1291

Mission:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Spacecraft:
GALEX Orbiter

Instruments:
GALEX Telescope

Size:
1412 x 706 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



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2,905

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA07910.tif (3 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA07910.jpg (0.12 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC