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NGC 4449
Canes Venatici
Penryn, California
April 2008
M 250 @ f 9.3 (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME LRGB, 10 minute subs

NGC 4449 is a dwarf IBm galaxy undergoing intense star burst activity initiated by interaction and/or merger with other galaxies.  Distance to this dwarf is estimated at 9 Mly making it a perfect laboratory for the studies of early type starburst galaxies.  The halo for this galaxy is 14 times the optical size.