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North is to the
is a spiral galaxy, approximately 130 million light-years away, in
the constellation Aries. Below and slightly to the right, is the
satellite galaxy NGC 770, which is probably responsible for NGC
772ís peculiar shape. Also, there are a lot of dwarf galaxies
visible in the immediate neighborhood that may also be interacting
with NGC 772.
The lower image is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED).
In this image there are 10 known galaxies, shown as blue ellipses.
The blue squares are believed to be dwarf galaxies. The dimmest
visible in the upper image is at magnitude 21, most are at about 18
to 19. The blue triangles are radio sources.