Release 516 of 1,149

Hubble's View of Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1672

Release date: Apr 3, 2007 9:00 AM (EDT)
Release type: Hubble Heritage

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope view of the nearby barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672 unveils details in the galaxy's star-forming clouds and dark bands of interstellar dust. NGC 1672 is more than 60 million light-years away in the direction of the southern constellation Dorado. These observations of NGC 1672 were taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys in August of 2005.