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NGC 2976 
Ursa Major
Penryn, California
November 2006
M 250 @ f9.3 (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME LRGB 15 minute subs

NGC 2979 is a dwarf galaxy classified as Irr and sometimes as Sc/P.  NGC 2976 is a member of the M 81 group and is still connected to M 81 by a trail of dust and gas. 

Boyce, et. al.. (2001) suggest that it may be a recent galaxy formed from the tidal debris in which it is embedded.