NGC 918 Amongst the Galactic Clouds
"NGC 918 is a beautiful spiral galaxy seen through a small opening of galactic cirrus towards the constellation of Aries. This galaxy briefly received some attention in 2009 when a star in the galaxy exploded as a supernova. It has since faded- but even without the extra adornment this galaxy is pretty with its bluish arms and glittering pink star forming regions. Note how the dust in the foreground slightly covers and reddens the lower left portion of the disk. This galaxy is roughly half the size of our own Milky Way and is some 60 million light years beyond the dust that pervades the field of view. Be certain to click on link for the "larger version" to see what is likely the highest resolution full color image of this object."