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NGC 2146  
Penryn, California
December 2003/2010
FS-128 (ag, ST-4) ST-10XME RGB 10 minute subs (2003)
M 250 @ f9.3 (ag, ST-4) ST-10XME Lum 10 minute subs (2010)

NGC 2146 is a star burst galaxy still experiencing the effects of a collision or close encounter with NGC 2146a some tens of millions of years ago.  NGC 2146 is classified SBa-b/P,  Surface brightness is 12.8 and red shift distance is 41 Mly.