NGC55 in Sculptor
January 26, 2005
NGC55, an irregular barred spiral (type SBm) in the constellation Sculptor, is seen nearly edge-on in this pohotgraph. One of the closer galaxies outside our Local Group, at about 7.5 million light-years, it is part of the Sculptor Cluster of galaxies. CTIO 4-meter Blanco telescope, 1975.
Topics: Large-scale structure of the cosmos, Extragalactic astronomy, Astronomy, Magellanic spiral, Sculptor constellation, Barred spiral galaxy, Sculptor, Galaxy clusters, Virgo Supercluster, Galaxy, Spiral galaxies, Local Group