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  • Ring Nebula
  • Planet-Forming Disc around a New Born Star
  • Simeis 147 supernova remnant
  • The Great Carina Nebula (NGC 3372)
  • The Great Carina Nebula in False Colours
  • V838 Monocerotis - Light Echo of an Erupting Star
  • Open star cluster Pismis 24
  • Black hole Cygnus X-1
  • A gas cloud near the Milky Way's central black hole
  • Black hole
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy (M83) visible light
  • Southern Pinwheel Galaxy M83 Centre
  • NGC 1300
  • The Andromeda Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy
  • M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy 2
  • Arp 273
  • NGC 6744 - A Milky Way Twin
  • Edge-On Galaxy NGC 5866
  • Arp 188 - The Tadpole Galaxy
  • The HCG 59 Group of Galaxies
  • Stephan's Quintet
  • Sizes of Galaxies
  • Sizes of Galaxies II
  • Sizes of Galaxies III

This is a prototype of a spiral galaxy with a central bar. Some spiral galaxies have a central bar, others don't, but NGC 1300 definitely has a beautiful one. You can see many star-forming regions with their red emission nebula and the central bulge of the galaxy, a spherical region, densely packed with many very old stars.

NGC 1300 is 61 million light years away from us in the constellation of Eridanus. The galaxy's diameter is about 110 000 light years; it's a bit larger than our Milky Way.

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NGC 1300
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