NGC 4449 is a dwarf irregular galaxy, about 12.5 million light years away. It is very similar to our Large Magellanic Cloud in size and shape, with
considerable new star formation

Vixen VMC 260L (3m FL), STL11K, Maxim and CCDCommander
180m R, 170m G, 195m B, 180m Ha taken May 6, 11, 28 2010 (delays due to interminable bad weather. 5-28 was a 15 day moon)
Processed with CCDStack and Photoshop CS4

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NGC 4449
A Magellanic Cloud for the rest of us