Galaxy Zoo Talk

Cool Barred Spiral

  • Wilde1 by Wilde1

    Wow! This is my favorite SB ever! What are the two luminous areas at the tip of each arm? Are these satellite galaxies in a merger or luminous star-forming regions or something else I haven't even thought of...or not connected to the SB at all? What do you think?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi Wilde1

    The two bright objects are foreground stars from our galaxy. So, not connected to the central galaxy at all. Just a line of sight. Looks pretty amazing ! 😄