IC the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only above the plane of our Milky Way, so its light is heavily obscured & reddened by dust. It is 7 mly away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies. Credit: Bruce Waddington id love to see this one day
Just incredible 🌸 Use of Chile European Southern Observatory the (ESO) of ultra-large telescope VLT (VLT), the team break away from the galaxy ESO 243 in 49 ultra-bright X-ray source an optical spectrum of their record acquired have.
A Milky Way Band: John P. Gleason, Celestial Images APOD Most bright stars in our Milky Way Galaxy reside in a disk. Since our Sun also resides in this disk, these stars appear to us as a diffuse band that circles the sky.