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Gravitational effects of M65 and M66 have caused this galaxy's distorted shape.  This galaxy is approximately 35 million light years from the planet Earth.

Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 10” Astro-Tech AT10-RC telescope.

100 minutes of Luminance, 1x1 Binning.

40 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 2x2 Binning.

Five minute sub-frames.