Hubble Luminous Spiral Galaxy UGC 11105
Hubble captures a softly luminous spiral galaxy, known as UGC 11105, located 110 million light-years from Earth. What makes it special is that a type II supernova took place in this galaxy around 4-years ago, and while no longer visible in this image, it most certainly outshone the galaxy at the time.


Hubble Luminous Spiral Galaxy UGC 11105
We can clearly see two prominent arms tightly wound around the brighter core that disperse into a wide halo of stars and dust at their ends, giving the galaxy an oval shape. A number of bright stars in the foreground can be seen on either side, each with a little cross over it due to light diffraction, while some distant galaxies dot the background.

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UGC 11105 has an apparent magnitude of around 13.6 in the optical, whereas the Sun has an apparent magnitude of about -26.8. Accounting for the reverse logarithmic scale, this means that the Sun appears to be about 14 thousand trillion times brighter than UGC 11105 from our perspective here on Earth, even though UGC 11105 is an entire galaxy,” said the European Space Agency.