EKU Observatory Images


Caldwell 23


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This is a real color image of NGC 891 AKA Caldwell 23, that is, part of the Caldwell Catalogue compiled by Sir Patrick Moore, who famously said the galaxy looks like “two fried eggs clapped back-to-back”. With that in mind, NGC 891 is very similar to our own Milky Way (if we were able to look at it from say 25-30 million light years away). Just to show how BIG the universe is, look toward the bottom right of the image. You should see no less than three tiny galaxies.