aug 022013
 
Anne's Image of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

August 2, 2013 NGC 4945, a barred spiral galaxy in Centaurus Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 4945 is a barred spiral galaxy of some 80,000 across, located about 11,7 million light-years away in the southern constellation of Centaurus (the Centaur), while it is receding from us at approximately 563 kilometers per second. [continue reading]