Any ideas? A. Manton (the submitter) suggests that it is either:
a) An elliptical that has been radically changed by a large gravitational field
b) An elliptical that is actually normal, but the image of which has been distorted by gravitational lensing (unlikely)
c) Same as b), but the distortion being caused by a CCD/lens/processing fault
A SIMBAD search reveals it to be Mrk 882. However, the only information I can obtain on it is that it is in the Abell 2199 Supercluster. Can anyone help?