|Even astronomers agree (after reading many papers), this galaxy is
just plain weird. Though not intrinsically bright, I thought a color image
of this galaxy was "necessary" since I could not find one in the literature.
In addition to being a Seyfert galaxy (see M77),
this galaxy appears to have the structure of both a barred spiral galaxy
and a more smooth SO (almost like an elliptical). The galaxy is a whopping
175 million light years away.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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