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.