NGC 672

Alt. Designations: NGC 672
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Triangulum
Distance: 18.3 mly
Right Ascension: 01h 47m 54.0s
Declination: +27° 25´ 58"
Visual Magnitude: 10.7
Apparent Dimension: 6.0´ X 2.4´
Best Month To View: Nov

NGC 672 (on the upper side of the image) and IC 1727 (in the bottom left) are interacting galaxies some 18 million light years distant. They are separated from each other by only 88,000 light years- little more than their own diameters. While outside of the "Local Group" of galaxies, these two are close enough to begin to resolve some of the brighter stellar associations and dust lanes.