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NGC 4298

Flocculent spiral galaxy NGC 4298 as seen with the Hubble Space Telescope. It is in an apparent interacting pair with NGC 4302.


This has been processed almost identically to my version of NGC 4254:


Care was taken with the bright foreground star to rotate the diffraction spikes in just the F555W data so that they all matched. Some filter ghosts were also removed to help beautify the lone star.


I can't tell whether the front of the galaxy is at the top of the image or the bottom. I might be displaying it upside-down, if you know what I mean, not that there is an up or a down in space.


Data from the illustrious PHANGS-HST program were used to create this image.


Data from the anniversary program for Hubble's 27th birthday also comprise the F555W portions of this image.

WFC3 imaging of galaxy pair NGC 4298 and NGC 4302


More on PHANGS here:



Red: WFC3/UVIS F814W

Green: WFC3/UVIS F555W

Blue: WFC3/UVIS F438W+F336W+F275W


North is 36.3° clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on November 4, 2020