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UGC 8508

One of the nicer images of a dwarf galaxy. Plenty of variety within and even a bit of star formation going on. I'm partial to I Zwicky 18 but hardly any dwarf galaxies have that much gas floating around freely. These smooth and faint smears of stars are far more typical, at least as far as the ones I've seen in the archive go.

 

Red: WFC3 IR F110W + WFC3 IR F160W

Green: HST_10915_0o_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci

Blue: HST_10915_0o_ACS_WFC_F475W_sci

 

North is NOT up. It is 35.3° clockwise from up.

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Taken on February 1, 2014