Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)
Astronomers classify this unusual lenticular galaxy as a polar ring galaxy. Several filamentary strands, made up of knots of luminous star-forming regions, form a helical band perpendicular to the galaxy’s main disk and centered on its nucleus.
KeywordsPlanetary Nebula Large Telescope Faint Galaxy American Astronomer Dust Lane
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