Maybe just a chance alignment, but

https://www.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=332.5247&dec=0.9219&layer=hsc-dr2&zoom=16

…maybe lensing?

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if you are saying it could be an einstein cross, it probably isn’t

they are different objects

Sorry, I’m getting weird with the titles as I am running out of options that haven’t been used. I was referring to the faint blue arc to the right of the central galaxy as a possible lensed object. It’s a bit far fetched, but I thought worth mentioning.

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looks like a lens. if it was just a curvy bent galaxy in the back then it would look different, although the resolution here is pretty low, so maybe not

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