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Hubble imagery of NGC 3256. Galaxies don’t normally look like this. NGC 3256 actually shows a current picture of two galaxies that are slowly colliding. Quite possibly, in hundreds of millions of years, only one galaxy will remain. Today, however, NGC 3256 shows intricate filaments of dark dust, unusual tidal tails of stars, and a …

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This image was processed before by the Hubble team but in a totally different way. In their image the hubble palette was used, using 3 images. For this image 6 different bands were used: hst_06227_02_wfpc2_f658n_wf_sci N2: used as yellow hst_06227_02_wfpc2_f673n_wf_sci SII: used as red hst_06227_02_wfpc2_f953n_wf_sci SIII: used as magenta/red hst_06227_02_wfpc2_f487n_wf_sci h-beta: used as lightblue hst_06227_02_wfpc2_f502n_wf_sci …

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Messier 94 (also known as NGC 4736) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781, and catalogued by Charles Messier two days later. Although some references describe M94 as a barred spiral galaxy, the “bar” structure appears to be more oval-shaped. The galaxy is also notable …

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NGC 3314 is a pair of overlapping spiral galaxies between 117-140 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. This unique alignment gives astronomers the opportunity to measure the properties of interstellar dust in the face-on foreground galaxy (NGC3314a), which appear dark against the background galaxy (NGC 3314b). Unlike interacting galaxies, the two components of NGC3314 …

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NGC 1376 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Eridanus. It was discovered on 28th januari 1785 by William Herschel. Hubble datasets used: HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F435W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F475W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F555W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F606W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F625W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F775W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F814W_drz HST_10856_01_ACS_WFC_F850LP_drz

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