There's a gravitational lens? - look at the left-bottom of the core.
Is the object you are referring to in the lower left quadrant of the galaxy about a cm out from the core? I don't think that is a gravitational lens as there are no counter lenses. Also, it is very liner - no arcing, and the colour is not what i would expect. I will admit it made me take a second and third look 😃
I'm refering to both objects. I thought it could be lensed far objects. But... The hunt continues =)