NGC 1672

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Christopher K.
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NGC 1672

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NGC 1672 is a barred spiral galaxy located over sixty million light-years away in Dorado, which is not visible from Baton Rouge. It is classified as a Seyfert.

An image of NGC 1672 is used inside the front cover of the 2014 Astronomy calendar from Brown Trout Publishers. One can see easily the filamentary dust lanes. I'm not sure which instrument or survey is associated with the picture (all images in this calendar are simply credited to "Space Images NASA/ESA").

This image looks similar:
http://heritage.stsci.edu/2007/15/caption.html

Christopher K.
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Re: NGC 1672

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Here's a better view, processed by Daniel Nobre...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200406.html

Although galaxies come in a variety of shapes, the two major groupings are elliptical and spiral, with a main subdivision of that last group the barred spiral. We've recently found out that our own Milky Way has a bar.

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