In the small northern constellation The Hounds Dogs lurked a galaxy NGC 4242. It is 30 million light-years distant from us. If you take everything on a cosmic scale, it is relatively close. Moreover, you can see it if you have even primitive equipment. After all, it was in William Herschel who noticed her in 1788.
This frame has a bright center, a surrounding dimmer and a diffuse “fluff”. Although everything here seems so bright, but scientists assert that in reality this is a dim place (low surface brightness) with a small speed of stellar birth. The galaxy has a weak bar passing through the asymmetrical center, and a spiral structure.