The field of view is shown
rotated 25° clockwise.
This interesting group
of galaxies is in the constellation Draco. Near the bottom, at a
distance of about 52 million light-years, is the lenticular galaxy
NGC 6340. It is most likely formed by the collision of two, possibly
a spiral and an elliptical, galaxies. Partially visible in this
image, is a faint dust lane that extends through the core.
To the upper-right is
the blue galaxy IC 1251 at a distance of about 52 million
At the upper left is
the barred spiral IC 1254, at a distance of about 55 million
light–years. The galaxy has a large faint plume, indicating an
interaction with another galaxy.
To the far upper-left is UGC 10791 at a distance of about 57 million