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NGC7711 © Ken Crawford      Rancho Del Sol Observatory  MPC G67
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Green 200 minutes
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NGC7711 is about 55 Mpc away and is distorted due to possible recent mergers with smaller galaxies called dwarfs. You can just make out a faint dust lane around the core and the extended loops are thought to be star streams from at least two orbits of a dwarf galaxy.
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