Messing around with this again. I worked with this data when I still had a lot to learn about processing. The old version is here. It should be easier to see the shape of the galaxy now. It’s not one of Hubble’s more striking images but I was interested in seeing how I would process this now compared to before. I didn’t even notice that the tips of the galaxy were slightly perturbed into a backwards S shape. I am also sure enough that the strange pattern just to the right of the galaxy is an anomaly so I removed it.
Red: WFC3/IR F160W + WFC3/UVIS F814W
North is up.
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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