“Dark Ligature Galaxy” NGC 7814
This ultra thin view features the majestic galaxy NGC 7814. This burnt-out relict lies some ~500 million light years in the constellation Pegasus. Sharp dust lanes ,which tear around its star rich and old core, tell a violent past since they were created in supernovae events and in the upper atmospheres of dying stars.
Data: HST via HLA, NASA/ESA
Processing: N. Sulzenauer