Drawing with Pencils: "Dark Ligature Galaxy" NGC 7814
This ultra thin view features the maiestic lenticular 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 dyig stars.
Raw Data: HST via HLA, NASA/ESA. Processing: N. Sulzenauer.