This elliptical has a strange uneven core. In SDSS part of it is quite blue, looking like a starforming area. But starburst areas are not so common in ellipticals , are they? Perhaps the galaxy is showing signs of an earlier disturbance?
by Budgieye moderator
Yes, one of those small blue galaxies with intense starforming. I find them annoying because they are hard to classify. Classify as smooth ie elliptical unless you can see detail. This might be a new one not used in previous studies. I couldn't find it in Talk or the Forum. Label it as #blue_elliptical though scientists can find by doing a search through the classifications for smooth classificatiion and blue colour.
I think I see detail, but since the detail defies description, I would say smooth. I'm sure we'll see it again in the next survey with a telescope with better resolution.
SDSS dr9 inverted
1.10 Dust, red spirals, blue ellipticals, quenching http://talk.galaxyzoo.org/#/boards/BGZ0000001/discussions/DGZ0000wrb?page=1&comment_id=53d8b7e9db90c76710000f80
Thanks, Budgieye. Blue ellipticals seem to be a very interesting type of galaxy. I'll keep a look-out for them.