NGC 3227 is a spiral galaxy interacting with the dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 3226 at a distance of about 75 million light years from Earth.
Full frame showing the rays from Algieba (Gamma Leonis), a very bright Mag 2.3 star which is only 4' West (right). NGC 3222 is also visible towards Algieba.
Galaxy detail, NGC 3226 is on top (North):
Negative image showing the arms:
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