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NGC 1961 -Arp 184       Image up-sampled 1.5x
Penryn, California
November 2006/2008
FS-128  (ag, ST-4)
ST-2000XM RGB  15  minute subs
ST-2000XM Lum  10 minute subs (2008)


NGC 1961 most likely experienced a collision with an interstellar gas cloud or a merger (Leisnfield,, 1999) causing the distorted appearance.  NGC 1961 is classified as SBbc and is in excess of 150 million light years distant making it the largest known galaxy.