Object name: NGC3077
NGC 3077 was taken under moonlight but have managed, after several attempts, to get rid of most of the gradients. Most know M82 tangled with M81 in the recent past and that turned M82 into a starburst galaxy. NGC 3077 also tangled with M81, probably before M82. While it isn't a starburst galaxy it certainly doesn't look anything like it probably did before the encounter. The scattered and random looking dust lanes throughout the galaxy seem to indicate this was a spiral galaxy before the encounter. Now it is just a mess. NED classifies it as I0 pec while the NGC Project says Sd and Seligman comes up with Sd??. I vote for a mess.
Related Designation(s):11HUGS 177, 1WGA J1003.2+6843, 2MASX J10031907+6844022, 2MASXi J1003207+684403, 2XMM J100318.7+684359, 2XMMp J100318.9+684400, AKARI J1003191+684407, CGCG 0959.4+6858, CGCG 333-013, HDCE 0552 NED004, HIJASS J1003+68, IRAS 09592+6858, IRAS F09593+6858, ISOSS 034, ISOSS J10032+6843, ISOSS J10033+6843, KTG 28C, LDCE 0842 NED006, LGG 176:[G93] 013, MCG +12-10-017, NGC 3077, NGC3077, NSA 136451, NVSS J100318+684400, PGC 029146, SDSS J100318.96+684403.9, UGC 05398, UZC J100320.3+684402, [M98j] 080 NED04, [MGD2014] 0959.3+6858, [SLK2004] 0572, [SPB93] 122,