NGC 1530

Alt. Designations: NGC 1530
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 108 mly
Right Ascension: 04h 23m 26.9s
Declination: +75° 17´ 40"
Visual Magnitude: 11.5
Apparent Dimension: 4.4´ X 2.5´
Best Month To View: Dec

Located in Camelopardis, this barred spiral galaxy is one of the largest in the northern sky and has a visible mini-spiral core. Two strong, curved shock fronts curl around a nuclear feature in ring or unresolved spiral arms. The narrow dust lanes along the bar are created by shocks in the interstellar gas due to the potential of the bar.