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NGC 4449 is a relatively close (12 million light years) and bright (about magnitude 10) dwarf galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici. Its irregular shape is punctuated by both young blue-colored star clusters and red/pink star-forming regions. To the lower left of the galaxy is a fairly large but faint vertical streak. This is another even smaller dwarf galaxy that is in the process of being swept into NGC 4449 by its gravitational pull. This image was created from 4 hours of L exposures and 20 minutes each of R,G,B.