||NGC 4013 is a relatively small edge-on galaxy in the constellation of Virgo. The structure of this galaxy is very similar to NGC 891- especially the very fine sprays of dust lanes that rise perpendicular to the disk. The actual core of the galaxy is hidden by the central obscuring dust lane. The superimposed (foreground) star is in our own galaxy and just happens to look like an offset core. This galaxy is estimated to be 36 million light years away and it has had one recorded supernova in the past (1989). Check out the WIYN image to see a really great picture of this field.|
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Ray and Emily Magnani/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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