A galaxy against a black backdrop dotted with more distant galaxies and a few foreground stars. The galaxy is slightly tilted toward us, providing a good view of dark dust lanes from slightly above. They are backlit by the galaxy’s core. This dust appears rusty-brown. The core itself glows brightly in a yellowish light as brilliant-blue regions sparkle through the dust. Several background galaxies also are visible, including an edge-on spiral just to the left of NGC 1546.

Hubble Captures Dusty Galaxy NGC 1546

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope features the galaxy NGC 1546.

Credits: NASA, ESA, STScI, David Thilker (JHU)