NGC 1291

Alt. Designations: NGC 1291
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Eridanus
Distance: 33 mly
Right Ascension: 03h 17m 18.3s
Declination: -41° 06´ 26"
Visual Magnitude: 8.5
Apparent Dimension: 11.0´ X 9.5´
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 1291 is a ring galaxy with an unusual inner bar and outer ring structure located about 33 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. This galaxy was cited as an example of a "transitional galaxy" by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer team in 2007.