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This is elliptical galaxy NGC 4261, member of the Virgo cluster. Numerous smaller galaxies are also seen in this image. This particular image suffered from severe gradient which was painfully removed over many hours - digital artifacts remain as a result.
This is elliptical galaxy NGC 4261, member of the Virgo cluster. Numerous smaller galaxies are also seen in this image. This particular image suffered from severe gradient which was painfully removed over many hours - digital artifacts remain as a result. 
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