VCC 654 (2012)

Saw it and had to process it. This kind of galaxy is a barred lenticular, something between a spiral and elliptical. Before today I was confused and called lenticular galaxies elliptical ones. Sorry for having it wrong.

Full disclosure: I used cloned data to fill in the chip gap because I couldn’t accept the black stripe slicing across the galaxy.

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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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