Spiral galaxy NGC 1232

Spiral galaxy NGC 1232

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Caption: Spiral galaxy NGC 1232. Composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1232 based on three separate exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light. The central areas contain older stars of reddish colour, while the spiral arms are populated by young blue stars and many star-forming regions. A distorted companion galaxy can be seen on the left side. NGC 1232 is located 20-degrees south of the celestial equator, in the constellation Eridanus (The River), about 100 million light-years away. Image obtained by the FORS (Focal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph) instrument on ESO's (European Southern Observatory) Very Large Telescope (VLT), on 21st September 1998.

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