Central Disc of NGC 383 (2013)

I ended up looking at this galaxy because of a discussion on palindromic prime numbers, which 383 happens to be. Anyway, this is just the central disc of the galaxy. The whole galaxy is much larger, looking like a smooth, bright elliptical galaxy. What’s much more interesting about this galaxy is something that I wasn’t able to include because I couldn’t find the data. Or, maybe it is more appropriate to say that the NRAO archive confused me. If I ever get the data I’ll post a new version with the radio jets. They’re really something.

I used a combination ACS/HRC F606W polarized light images for the luminosity for this and generated colors from the following data:

Red: hst_06673_09_wfpc2_f814w_pc_sci
Green: hst_05476_0j_wfpc2_f702w_pc_sci
Blue: hst_06673_09_wfpc2_fr680n_wf_sci

North is 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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