Dramatically backlit dust lanes in NGC 7049
Date: 07 April 2009
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 7049
Copyright: NASA, ESA and W. Harris (McMaster University, Ontario, Canada)
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of NGC 7049 in the constellation of Indus, in the southern sky. A family of globular clusters appears as glittering spots dusted around the galaxy halo. Astronomers study the globular clusters in NGC 7049 to learn more about its formation and evolution. The dust lanes, which appear as a lacy web, are dramatically backlit by the millions of stars in the halo of NGC 7049.
Last Update: 1 September 2019