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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beautiful Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559 and bright Supernova SN 2005df

Beautiful Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559 and bright Supernova SN 2005df
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Colour-composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1559 in the Reticulum constellation, obtained with the multi-mode FORS1 instrument on ESO's 8.2-meter VLT. The supernova, SN 2005df, is visible as the bright star just above the galaxy. Many background galaxies can also be seen in this image.
Credit: ESO

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