Starburst Galaxy NGC 1808 in Columba

NGC 1808 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the Columba constellation, some 40 million light-years away. The galaxy’s central region is a site of intense star formation.

NGC 1808 in Columba Constellation

NGC 1808 in Columba Constellation

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Messier 77: Barred Spiral Galaxy in Constellation Cetus

Messier 77, or NGC 1068, is a barred spiral galaxy located in the Cetus constellation, approximately 47 million light-years distant from Earth and 170,000 light-years in diameter.

Messier 77,NGC 1068,Cetus,barred spiral galaxy

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1068 (Messier 77) in Cetus