PGC 42871 (2013)

Delicate and enigmatic elliptical shell galaxy PGC 42871 hangs in the darkness with countless other galaxies, all content to keep their secrets. I included the galaxy it seems to be interacting with at the top but it is cut off a tad awkwardly.

A person I know only as starsurfer pointed me to this and a big list of other shells that lack processing. I’ll try to oblige. :)

Red: HST_10227_08_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci
Green: pseudo
Blue: HST_10227_07_ACS_WFC_F475W_sci

North is NOT up.

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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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