You've no doubt heard of Orion, the Big Dipper and other major constellations, but you may have overlooked Canes Venatici, the Hunting Dogs.
NGC 4242 is notable for being an attainable telescope target. "NGC 4242 is visible to anyone armed with even a basic telescope, as British astronomer William Herschel found when he discovered the galaxy in 1788," says the ESA. The galaxy is located about 30 million light-years from Earth.
While some Hubble snaps reveal epic formations like the rising columns of the "" or scenic , the telescope's look at NGC 4242 shows us a fuzzy, amorphous galaxy that "supports a low rate of star formation."
The ESA notes this galaxy may be dim and have a "poorly defined spiral structure," but it's still an ethereal beauty deserving of its Hubble portrait.