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UGC 5889 (2014)

UGC 5889 is a dwarf galaxy that looks like it’s trying to have some kind of vague spiral structure. Here, Hubble was pointed at this dwarf to look for Cepheids, which would allow astronomers to accurately calculate the distance to the galaxy. Reading astronomy papers is hard (Note: Haphazardly thumbing through astronomy papers will never magically turn you into an astronomer. How unfortunate for me.) but I don’t think any variables were found in this one.

I ended up having some of the F555W light help out with the red channel since the F814W data was quite lacking compared with the F555W data.

Red: WFPC2 F814W data + WFPC2 F555W
Green: Pseudo
Blue: WFPC2 F555W

North is NOT up. It is 31.8° counter-clockwise from up.

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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