NGC 4725 (in the center) is an intermediate barred spiral galaxy about 40-50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.
NGC 4747 is a type SBcd galaxy, (lower right).
This galaxy is thought to be tidally interacting with nearby NGC 4725.
The two plumes visible at the 4&10 o'clock position point to NGC 4725.
Imaged with the Boren-Simon 8" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with SBIG Filterwheel with BAADER LRGB filters.
EQ6 PRO mount with PHD guiding.
15x5 min for luminance bin x1
5 min per RGB channel bin X2
Total of 90 minutes.
Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL on March 31st 2011