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NGC 488
Penryn, California
October 2007
M 250 @ f9.3 (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME LRGB 15 minute subs

A dim face-on  spiral galaxy  of type Sb with tightly wrapped spiral arms, red shift distance is 104 Mly.  

 Sil'Chenko (1999) found evidence of a chemically de-coupled disk (metal concentration within disk segments differed significantly) as well as dynamical de-coupled disk with axis of rotations tilted with respect to each other.