Some 60 million light-years away in the southerlyconstellation Corvus, two large galaxies are colliding. Stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, very rarely collide in the course of the ponderous cataclysm that lasts for hundreds of millions of years. But the galaxies' large clouds of molecular gas and dust often do, triggering furious episodesof star formation near the center of the cosmic wreckage
IC the Hidden Galaxy, is positioned only above the plane of our Milky Way, so its light is heavily obscured & reddened by dust. It is 7 mly away but is not part of our Local Group of galaxies. Credit: Bruce Waddington id love to see this one day
The Black Eye Galaxy (Messier is a spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of lying approximately 24 million light years from Earth. It is sometimes also called the Sleeping Beauty Galaxy or Evil Eye Galaxy.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Galaxy NGC 5746 - This image from the Spitzer Space Telescope reveals the galaxy's true nature, showing a dramatic ring of warm dust surrounding the galaxy's bright nucleus.