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NGC 660
Penryn, California 
November 2003/10
FS-2000XM (ag, ST-4) Lum 10 minute subs (2010)
ST-10XME  (ag, St-4)  RGB 15 minute subs (2003)

NGC 660 is a starburst polar ring galaxy classified as SBa/PRG with a surface brightness of 13.8 magnitude, distance is 42 Mly.

NGC 660 is one of only a few polar ring galaxies and contains a super massive star cluster..  The dust band almost perpendicular to the galaxy is probably the remnant of a violent collision between NGC 660 and a metal rich spiral galaxy.

Note the numerous small galaxies visible in the above image.