This galaxy is often called the UFO galaxy for pretty obvious reasons. It is similar in structure to our own galaxy, it it was viewed from the edge. In this image you can see a prominent dust band running through the center of the galaxy. This image was acquired from Seattle with an SBIG ST2000 camera. That camera had only 2 megapixels on the chip, and my current camera has 11 megapixels giving me a larger and more detailed image.