This barred spiral galaxy in the southern parts of Boötes has its arms wound in a relatively open structure. Its attitude relative to the Milky Way means that it is seen almost edge-on in the sky, appearing as a narrow ellipse.
The barred spiralIC 1052 in Boötes, with a much smaller and fainter galaxy, SDSSCGB 8148.3, visible to its immediate west. The bright source near the galaxy's southern edge is not associated with IC 1052, but is in fact a fifteenth-magnitude foreground star (GAIA 1238284945983059200) within the Milky Way. (Note that blue clouding effect in the lower left of this image is a photographic artefact.) Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas