This is a stunning look at NGC 772, aka Arp 78, as seen by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope at Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The galaxy is found within the constellation Aries, some 100 million light-years away from Earth. NGC 772 is over 100,000 light-years across and features a single prominent outer spiral arm that is likely due to gravitational tidal interactions. Faint streams of material seem to connect NGC 772 with its nearby companion galaxies.
Image Credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre, CFHT and Giovanni Anselmi, Coelum Astronomia