barred spiral galaxy


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barred spiral galaxy

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barred spiral galaxy

[¦bärd ¦spī·rəl ′gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
A spiral galaxy whose spiral arms originate at the ends of a bar-shaped structure centered at the nucleus of the galaxy.
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In a new proof-of-concept observation, astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have measured the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of NGC 1097 -- a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 45 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Fornax.
While NGC 4526 is a lenticular galaxy, NGC 1097 is a barred spiral galaxy.
lt;div class="caption">Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6217 This image of barred spiral galaxy NGC 6217 is the first image of a celestial object taken with the newly repaired Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astronomers believe that NGC 2683 is a barred spiral galaxy, even though they cannot be seen that directly.
The telescope has taken a picture of a barred spiral galaxy called NGC 1073, which is found in the constellation of Cetus.
To end this article, an introduction to another galaxy: NGC 5792, a typical barred spiral galaxy slightly elongated in an east-west direction and situated on the northern border with Virgo.
The video is a compilation of images of the supernova SN 2012fr in galaxy NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy.