NGC 128 = strange gxy?
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:14 AM
Any explanation for N128's form
Posted 03 January 2013 - 05:51 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:58 AM
Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:27 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:31 AM
@181X Fairly bright, fair size, elongated NS, (?) 2 bright cores. @ 304X note extension to West off North end.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:33 AM
Maurice, I haven't seen this galaxy, but from The de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies I remember that bars, in certain orientations, look like an X (what you called a box) when the galaxy is viewed edge-on. In other words, if I remember correctly, many bars have ends that are raised above the plane of the disk. Visually such cores indeed look box-like (if the feature is detected at all), but in your inset it is clearly the very characteristic "X".
Dead on...Barred spiral galaxy seen edge on in certain orientations.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:21 AM