The galaxy cataloged as NGC 7674 outshines its neighbors in the Hickson 96 compact group as the brightest and largest. Also known as Markarian 533, the spiral galaxy’s arms are being swept outward by tidal forces. Two of the companions pictured here may be partly responsible for its warped shape.
This cluster can be found in the constellation of Pegasus, and is located about 400 million light-years away.
Image: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)