NGC 5308 (2014)

NGC 5308 is a smooth, lenticular galaxy with some subtle structural details and a good smattering of globular clusters surrounding it in a halo. You can see them swarming around its periphery like a bunch of bees at a hive. On the right is a very irregular-looking, dim galaxy and a handful of other background galaxies and spiky foreground stars can also be seen.

Red: HST_10594_04_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci
Green: Pseudo
Blue: HST_10594_04_ACS_WFC_F475W_sci

This galaxy was imaged for Proposal 10594: The Formation of Spiral Spheroids and Their Globular Cluster Systems

North is NOT up. It is 13° 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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