This week’s photo target, the Needle Galaxy, is a new one for me. It is a barred spiral galaxy which is edge-on as we look at it, revealing the central bulge and the dust cloud which appears to bisect the galaxy. The Needle Galaxy is about 40 million light-years away and is larger than our own galaxy, the milky way by about 30%.
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I am semi-retired after a career in medical sciences. I now work from home doing independent research and consultancy amongst other things. One advantage of this is that I do have time to indulge my interests including birdwatching, natural history, steam trains and history particularly ancient history. View all posts by Pete