UGC 8508 (2014)

One of the nicer images of a dwarf galaxy. Plenty of variety within and even a bit of star formation going on. I’m partial to I Zwicky 18 but hardly any dwarf galaxies have that much gas floating around freely[citation needed]. These smooth and faint smears of stars are far more typical, at least as far as the ones I’ve seen in the archive go.

Red: WFC3 IR F110W + WFC3 IR F160W
Green: HST_10915_0o_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci
Blue: HST_10915_0o_ACS_WFC_F475W_sci

North is NOT up. It is 35.3° clockwise from up.

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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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