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NGC 4548

For your Friday, a beautiful barred spiral galaxy flecked with blue dots and splotches of star formation, along with plenty of dust floating about. About half or so of the galaxy is contained within the frame. The rest didn't fit, unfortunately.

 

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

archive.stsci.edu/proposal_search.php?mission=hst&id=...

 

More on PHANGS here:

phangs.stsci.edu/

 

 

Red: WFC3/UVIS F814W

Green: WFC3/UVIS F555W

Blue: WFC3/UVIS F438W+F336W+F275W

 

North is 12.4° counter-clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on November 13, 2020