With a little help from an unofficial photo processor, raw data from the James Webb Space Telescope yielded a stunning image of a nearby galaxy.
Galaxy NGC 1365, or the Great Barred Spiral Galaxy, is 56 million light years away.
It is one of a group of galaxies chosen by astronomers for some of Webb's early observations, with the goal of learning more about star formation in the universe's far reaches.
NGC 1365 is a star-forming galaxy with a supermassive black hole, and it happens to be "face-on" to Earth, allowing us to see its intricate double-barred spiral structure.
A bar-shaped structure made of older, less metallic stars stretches across the center of most barred spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way.
And the gravity from NGC 1365's bars may help draw material toward the galaxy's center, fueling new star formation and feeding the galaxy's ever-hungry black hole.
The first, taken with Webb's NIRCam instrument, shows the galaxy's light in near-infrared wavelengths.
The second, taken with the MIRI instrument, shows the galaxy's light in mid-infrared wavelengths.
Unlike the stunning full-color images released by Webb's official processing team in recent weeks, the releases u/SpaceGuy44 is referring to are in a data format known as FITS.
While anyone can download a FITS file from the Webb archive, converting the file to a format that image editing software like Photoshop or GIMP can handle requires specialized software.
Fits Liberator and SAO DS9 file conversion software, as well as tutorials, are freely available to the public.