|This galaxy has very tight spiral "structure"- however, no one
feature extends long enough to be a spiral arm. This galaxy sports a curious
ring of dust (dark circle) that surrounds the nucleus. It is estimated that
this galaxy is around 41 million light years away. Note the very subtle
difference in color between the inner yellowish region is outer bluish
arms. This galaxy is not unlike
and NGC 488.
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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