Here is the normal view of the Sombrero Galaxy in Leo.  This photo is from the ASTRO-PHOTO
of the day site:
on October 21, 2001
Credit Provided below the photo.

Below that is one from which the foreground stars have been edited to show what

the galaxy would look like if seen from outside of our own galaxy's boundaries.

The Sombrero Galaxy from VLT
Credit: Peter Barthel (Kapteyn Inst.) et al., FORS1, VLT ANTU, ESO

Edited as a thought experiment - No harm intended:  Bob Frybarger

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