The dust lane that runs across this galaxy is
warped and broadened, most probably because of the tidal effects
caused by the interaction with the fainter neighboring galaxy IC
879, which itself is being distorted into an S-shape. A "bridge"
linking the two galaxies can be detected here. This cosmic pair
lies about 89 million light years away towards the tail of Hydra
and about 4° NW of M 83.