- NGC 4517
This beautiful image shows a spiral galaxy called NGC 4517. Viewed edge-on, it is slightly larger than our Milky Way, and is capped by a very bright star. The star, cataloged TYC 289-1220-1, is actually much closer to us than the galaxy, which explains why it appears so large and bright in the image. NGC 4517 is approximately 40 million light-years away in the direction of the Virgo constellation. It has a bright center, but this is.....

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