From the prof
I contacted professor Michael Merrifield from Univ of Nottingham. This is what he had to say...
It looks to me like a particularly beautiful example of a face-on
strongly-barred galaxy -- they quite often have rings, associated with
an orbital resonance, around the end of the bar like that.
by ElisabethB moderator
Really great explanation ! Tx Prof Merrifield.
But how did you classify it originally? 😄