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IC 356 (2012)

Why is it so red?
“IC 356 is a relatively nearby galaxy at around 39 million light years away. However, we view this galaxy through the disk of our own. Its appearance is dimmed and reddened by the intervening clouds of gas and dust of the Milky Way.”
From: www.noao.edu/outreach/aop/observers/ic356.html

Data used:
HST_9788_01_ACS_WFC_F658N_sci
HST_9788_01_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci

Copyright information:
Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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