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The irregular galaxy in the center of the image is IC 1613, the Cetus Dwarf Galaxy. It is part of the Local Group of galaxies that includes our own, and therefore is very close to us (in galaxy terms), at about 2.4 million light years. Two distant galaxies that can also be seen here are UGC 656 at the upper right (about 240 MLy away) and UGC 648 at the lower right (about 600 MLy distant).