UGC 10043 is a spiral galaxy seen edge on from our earthly point of view. The galaxy has a very thin disk structure and a large, somewhat bulging, bright central core. The bright central core silhouettes a pronounced dust band extending along the disk. The disk structure is slightly deformed with the ends deflected up on the right and down on the left. There is a faint dwarf galaxy (MD2004 Dwarf), not shown in the image above, believed to possibly be a satellite of UGC 10043. Gravitational interaction between the two may be the cause of this deformation. Bernhard Hubl imaged UGC 10043 along with the Hickson 77 group of galaxies. His image may be viewed here.
The image was assembled from data obtained from the Hubble Legacy Archive
1Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and obtained from the Hubble Legacy Archive, which is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI/NASA), the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF/ESA) and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC/NRC/CSA).