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NGC 278
Penryn, California
October 2005
M 250  (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME LRGB 15  minutes each

NGC 278 is a nuclear ring starburst galaxy, mag. 11.7, classified as SBb (pec).

NGC 278 may be undergoing the intense starburst due to a recent merger with a smaller gas-rich companion which is now dispersed to the outer ring (Knapen,, 2004).