NGC 2865 (2013)

NGC 2865 is a big and dainty elliptical shell galaxy.

Full disclosure: I had to clone data to fill in most of the chip gap except for some data which was available near the core of the galaxy. If necessary I can easily supply an image sans cloned data but the chip gap is really distracting. I think my method of taking the data from the two sides of the gap and copying it over is a fairly accurate way to estimate what the galaxy looks like in the gap. It just averages the two sides together by partially blending one on top of the other.

Red: HST_9399_02_ACS_WFC_F814W_sci
Green: pseudo
Blue: HST_9399_02_ACS_WFC_F606W_sci

North is up.

Copyright information:
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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