NGC 7385 (2014)
Sometimes things in the archive go unprocessed because they are, well, boring. There are probably at least a dozen of these elliptical galaxies sitting in there—good data and good images—but visually uninspiring. These are the most common types of galaxies, though. In this one it looks like there’s still a small amount of star formation going on in the slightly bluer area on the left side. A great lecture I’ve found on not only elliptical galaxies but on all sorts of galaxies is here. Professor Crawford talks about colliding galaxies but there is a lot of information on the evolution of galaxies and how we arrive at big, old ellipticals.
North is NOT up. It is 39.8° counter-clockwise from up.
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