NGC4697 / NGC4731
This elliptical is a member of the Virgo NGC4697 group. The other
elliptical galaxy is NGC4731. Astronomers don’t agree on
how far this galaxy is from us. A good is between 28 and 76
million light-years, but our friends in NASA think it averages out
about 38 million.
Our main man Bill Herschel discovered this galaxy back in 1784. Nuff said….