Galaxies in Virgo
Messier 59 and Messier 60 are two elliptical galaxies that are part of the Virgo galaxy cluster. Messier 59, on the right, is clearly more oblong. Messier 60 is the large elliptical galaxy on the left, with the spiral galaxy NGC 4647 appearing to touch it from our viewpoint. Below and between the two elliptical galaxies is an edge-on spiral galaxy, NGC 4638. Other dim galaxies are visible in this image as well.
Image details: Exposure times of 15 minutes luminance and 9 minutes each of red, green and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 12" Meade telescope at f/5.6.