Galaxy Zoo Talk

What about the red object

  • dib_mon by dib_mon

    Is there any relation between the red object and the galaxy?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    the red one is most probably a star in our galaxy, so no connection with the galaxy.


  • vrooje by vrooje admin, scientist

    If you think you can see an interaction between them you should indicate that in the Odd question or by tagging the object here with a merger tag. I don't see any evidence of interaction in this case and indeed I think the red object is a foreground star. The central object is a nice example of a nearly edge-on #disk, though.