Galaxy Zoo Talk

Hotspots ? Distorted

  • pchipkin by pchipkin

    Are those hotspots . What is causing the iregulkarity in shape ? is the edge on spiral in play ?


  • graham_d by graham_d

    yes; probably #starbursts. It looks like a #spiral with one arm;there's a smaller #satellite or #dwarf #galaxy with a starfield or #stellar debris tidally drawn to the large galaxy.
    The #edgeon has no bulge is too far away to represent an overlap.