This image by Martin Pugh, titled "NGC 3718," took top honors in this year's David Malin Awards for excellent in-space photography by Australians.
"This is a very fine image of a very interesting galaxy, one of the best I have seen," said judge Malin, the renowned astrophotographer for whom the awards are named. "The subtle coloration of the dust lane and bluish hue of the faint outer structures are excellent."
This gallery originally appeared on CNET Australia.
July 15, 2013 12:47 PM PDT
Photo by: Martin Pugh
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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