Hubble image of the Meathook Galaxy
Date: 04 May 2011
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 2442, SN 1999ga
Copyright: NASA, ESA
This close-up Hubble view of the Meathook Galaxy (NGC 2442) focuses on the more compact of its two asymmetric spiral arms as well as the central regions. The spiral arm was the location of a supernova that exploded in 1999. These Hubble observations were made in 2006 in order to study the aftermath of this supernova. Ground-based data from MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope were used to fill out parts of the edges of this image.
Last Update: 1 September 2019