Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
- Ocular Digitator
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The green bar is definitely Hubble's image of NGC 4261. Don't let the color fool you. The pink blob looks to me like some rendition of the central portion of SN 1987a, silly as it is to have the same object twice. There are a lot of images of that object from Hubble and Ronnie may not have realized he was being redundant at the time. Or maybe he just really likes SN 1987a.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.