PIA07910: Barred Ring Galaxy NGC 1291
Target Name: NGC 1291
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: GALEX Telescope
Product Size: 1412 x 706 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Original Caption Released with Image:

Ultraviolet image (left) and visual image (right) of the barred ring galaxy NGC 1291. The visual image is dominated by the inner disk and bar. The ultraviolet image is dominated by the low surface brightness outer arms.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSC

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-05