This spectacular image of the large spiral galaxy NGC 1232 is based on three exposures in ultra-violet, blue and red light, respectively. The colours of the different regions are well visible : the central areas contain older stars of reddish.
Wild Duck Cluster (Messier ~ Open cluster or galactic cluster, located around 6000 light-years away in the constellation of Scutum (The Shield). The Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has take
Star Formation in the Tadpole Nebula Image Credit: WISE, IRSA, NASA; Processing & Copyright : Francesco Antonucci: Dusty emission in the Tadpole nebula, IC lies about light-years away in the northern constellation Auriga.
NGC 474 is an elliptical galaxy in the constellation Pisces. This large galaxy is known to possess tidal tails, although their origins remain unknown. These tidal tails may be related to debris left over from absorbing numerous small galaxies in the past.