NGC 2146 (2012)
A closeup of strained galaxy NGC 2146. You might notice the little “finger” of missing data at the bottom. It’s where the occulting bar blocked out some light. Occulting bars are useful for keeping bright stars from drowning an image with their brightness, which would keep us from seeing all the details surrounding it.
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