Galaxy Zoo Talk

RA: 323.722208815411, DEC: 7.50010940088394

  • gsilsby by gsilsby

    I think I just discussed this one. If not, this is a remarkable coincidence. Also, my discussion on the previous merger was from the perspective of the open spiral, which is being treated a bit roughly by the interloper, which is a disc galaxy with no obvious spiral arms, but a ring. Same comments. Appears to be an interloper galaxy plowing through the middle of a spiral arm well off the line through the center of the spiral galaxy and approaching the second arm. The first arm has had a wide lane swept clean through it, while the second arm appears to have stars being pulled towards the interloper. The interloper is probably less massive than the spiral galaxy but not by a lot, but also shows no sign of disturbance and neither show much star formation.