NGC 1365, also known as the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is a barred spiral galaxy about 56 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax. The core is an oval shape with an apparent size of about 50″ × 40″. The spiral arms extend in a wide curve north and south from the ends of the east-west bar and form an almost ring like Z-shaped halo.
Supernovae 2012fr, 2001du, 1983V, and 1957C were observed in NGC 1365.
NGC 1365's central region showing dust lanes
The Great Barred Spiral Galaxy.
Credit: ESO/IDA/Danish 1.5 m/ R. Gendler, J-E. Ovaldsen, C. Thöne, and C. Feron..
An ultraviolet image of NGC 1365 taken with GALEX.
HAWK-I infrared image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365.
Credit: ESO/P. Grosbøl.