Abell 2199 / NGC 6166 (2012)

A cluster of galaxies known as Abell 2199. Specifically, the large elliptical which dominates most of the image is NGC 6166.

Something challenging about this image is that filter FR656N had some bright reflections (lamp artifacts from WFPC2) covering the majority of the image that I had to process away. The reflection, not the processing, caused the galaxy on the lower right to look more red on one side. It’s not really like that.

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Hubble data is public domain, but I put a lot of work into combining it into beautiful color images. The minimal credit line should read: NASA / ESA / J. Schmidt

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