NGC 1291

Telescope: 1.5 meter Cassegrain reflector
Camera: , pixels
Location: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile (Elevation 7241')
Image Center (J2000): RA 03h 17m, DEC -41° 06'

Ring galaxy with an unusual inner bar and outer ring. A rare transitional galaxy with relatively small areas of blue light in the thin outer ring indicating that star formation is slow. Most public images of this object are in ultaviolet rather than visual. Apparent size 9' x 8'.


Kitt Peak National Observatory Archive files:

Red: ngc1291_R_dr4.fits
Green: ngc1291_V_dr4.fits
Blue: ngc1291_B_dr4.fits
H-Alpha: ngc1291_HA_dr4.fit
NGC 1291, Ring galaxy with an unusual inner bar and outer ring. A rare transitional galaxy with relatively small areas of blue light in the thin outer ring indicating that star formation is slow. Most public images of this object are in ultaviolet rather than visual. Apparent size 9' x 8'.