NGC 1399, a large elliptical galaxy in the
Southern constellation Fornax, is the central galaxy in the
Fornax cluster. It's an example of a cD galaxy, with a bright
center and a vast, diffuse envelope surrounding it. It's also
rich in globular clusters, with a population of them that has
been estimated to be between 5,700 and 6,500. A supermassive
black hole with a mass of 500 million solar masses may be
present in the center of this galaxy.