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Monday, October 4, 2010
An experiment with the NGC 1365, the "Great Barred Spiral Galaxy". All the stars from our milky way are removed and the original 2D-galaxy image is the projected to a 3D-surface. The resulting 3D-model is then animated to a movie file. The purpose is to show the actual shape of the galaxy, now distorted by a perspective.
Original image and the thechnical details can be found here: http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2010/10/ngc-1365-great-barred-spiral-galaxy.html