Barred Spiral NGC 1365
Distant view of NGC 1365 with a planet in the foreground
Barred Spiral NGC 1365
This illustration was commissioned for one of my recent books, Cosmic Menagerie: A Visual Journey Through the Universe. It is an impression of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral. It lies about 56 million light-years away in the constellation of Fornax. I show it as seen from a small extrasolar planetary system.

Title: Barred Spiral NGC 1365

Category: Exoplanets, Galaxies

Medium: Photoshop

Date: 2013

Client: Red Lemon Press


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