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FS-128 (ag, ST-4)
ST-2000XM LRGB 10 minute subs
NGC 972 is classified Sab and has a red shift
distance of 69 Mly. Morphology is attributed to a past encounter
with a gas rich galaxy, the star forming region and the prominent dust lane is
tilted with respect to the galactic plane.