PIA10114: NGC 1291
Mission: Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
Spacecraft: GALEX Orbiter
Instrument: Ultraviolet/Visible Camera
Product Size: 1012 x 1012 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: California Institute of Technology
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows the galaxy NGC 1291, located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. NGC 1291 is notable for its unusual inner bar and outer ring structure.

Blue represents ultraviolet light captured by the telescope's long-wavelength detector. Green shows ultraviolet light from the short-wavelength detector, and red shows red visible light from the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile.

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer data was taken in December 2003.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/CTIO

Image Addition Date:
2007-11-14