Barred spiral galaxy M96

Barred spiral galaxy M96

R820/0514

Rights Managed

Caption

Barred spiral galaxy M96. M96, or NGC 3368, is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Leo, about 31 million light-years from Earth. The brightest member of the Leo I group of galaxies, M96 belongs to the Sa type of galaxies, which have tightly wound, poorly-defined spiral arms and a relatively large core. The white-yellow colour of the central core region is caused by a population of old stars. The galaxy was discovered along with M95, by Pierre Mechain on 20th March 1781.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}