Galaxy Zoo Talk

Galaxy shaking itself to pieces

  • GRaff1882 by GRaff1882

    This galaxy seems very disturbed, although the source is not obvious to me. Quite spectacular though.


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    I agree, very disturbed.
    Maybe this is how the merging galaxies look like !
    Incredible pîc though


  • pmj by pmj

    A Simbad search says that this is Mrk 334, a Seyfert 1 Galaxy with a highly active core.


  • elizabeth_s by elizabeth_s

    cool yes MRK 0334 other ID"s IV Zw 001 UGC 00006 I am thinking possible @polar ring galaxy


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    also #UGC6 and #VV806 as well as #Mrk334
    There is a paper about it, and it only!
    3D spectroscopy of merger Seyfert galaxy Mrk 334: nuclear starburst, superwind and the circumnuclear cavern
    A.A. Smirnova, A.V. Moiseev
    final stage of #merger
    A #wind causes #starformation area near the nucleus that is more energetic than the #Seyfert1 #AGN
    They traced the path of the smaller colliding galaxy, and it punched a hole in the bigger one.