A chance of flocculence

Dan Crowson, taken from Rancho Hidalgo, Animas, New Mexico

NGC 4274 is a barred spiral galaxy roughly 45 million light-years away in Coma Berenices with flocculent dust lanes and outer spiral arms that overlap to form a ring. This LRGB image represents 13.6 hours of exposure with a 12-inch f/8 scope.