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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1964

In this image, taken by the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile, you can see NGC 1964. It is a barred spiral galaxy (https://goo.gl/d3D1xC), located in the constellation of Lepus (The Hare, https://goo.gl/zGO0Vb), about 70 million light-years away from Earth.

The galaxy features four spiral arms, two inner arms and two outer arms and has a diameter of about 50,000 light-years.The outer arms are home to a few HII regions (https://goo.gl/glgWjw).

NGC 1964 was discovered November 20th, 1784, by the English astronomer William Herschel (https://goo.gl/E9YsKH).

More information here:
http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1739a/

More on the morphological classification of galaxies:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_morphological_classification

Image credit: NGC 1964 ESO/Jean-Christophe Lambry https://goo.gl/qRUh9N CC BY 4.0 https://goo.gl/hNRHCd

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#science #astronomy #ngc1964 #galaxy #spiralgalaxy #space #wfi #eso #barredspiralgalaxy
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The Last Sentinel -- Emerald Lake, Colorado
“The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.”
-- Edward Abbey.

An ancient pinyon pine tree stands high above an alpine lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado...

For #TreeTuesday ( +Tree Tuesday ) Curated by +Christina Lawrie , +Allan Cabrera , +Ralph Mendoza , +Kim Troutman and +David R Robinson, and #COPhotoWedneday curated by +Howard Weitzel, +Stan Showalter, and +The Photo Gorilla, and +NationalParksMonday / #NationalParksMonday curated by +Juan Pons, and #LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +AJ Lim +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Jani Westman +Dorma Wiggin, and #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Albert Vuvu Konde +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost...
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