Elliptical galaxy M59 (NGC 4621)

UA 16-inch image of Messier 59

The elliptical galaxy Messier 59 (NGC 4621) in Virgo, shown in an R-band CCD image obtained with the UA 16-inch telescope. The field of view shown is 17 arcminutes wide. This is almost as elongated as genuine elliptical galaxies get.

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