This image is of NGC considered to be a prototypical barred spiral galaxy. Barred spiral galaxies do not spiral all the way into the centre, but are connected to the two ends of a straight bar of stars.
NGC Detail Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows individual as well as clusters of stars in the spiral galaxy NGC located approximately 7 million light-years away from Earth. NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)
Hubble Views the Whirling Disk of NGC 4526 This neat little galaxy is known as NGC Its dark lanes of dust and bright diffuse glow make the galaxy appear to hang like a halo in the emptiness of space in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.