||IC 356 is a relatively nearby galaxy at around 39 million light years
away. However, we view this galaxy through the disk of our own. Its appearance
is dimmed and reddened by the intervening clouds of gas and dust of the Milky
IC 342- another nearby, and otherwise very bright galaxy, in the
constellation of Camelopardalis suffers a similar fate. IC 356, shown here,
has very delicate spiral arms with a curious radial dust lane leading
towards the nucleus.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
Minimum credit line: Karen Weiss and Patrice Cooper/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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