File:Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232 (wallpaper).jpg
English: The striking, large spiral galaxy NGC 1232, and its distorted companion shaped like the greek letter "theta".
The pair is located roughly 70 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus (The River). Billions of stars and dark dust are caught up in this beautiful gravitational swirl. The blue spiral arms with their many young stars and star-forming regions make a striking contrast with the yellow-reddish core of older stars.This image is based on data acquired with the 1.5 m Danish telescope at the ESO La Silla Observatory in Chile, through three filters (B: 900 s, V: 400 s, R: 400 s). East is up, North is to the left.
|Author||ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/R.Gendler and A. Hornstrup.|
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