Galaxy Zoo Talk

RA: 124.103302436089, DEC: 0.656909582720336

  • gsilsby by gsilsby

    Unusual, highly symmetric galactic object. Central region looks like a completely normal elliptical galaxy, but there are two somewhat indistinct spiral arms as if object were rotating counter clockwise and two slightly more indistinct features that could be spiral arms as if the object were rotating clockwise (rotation as if a terrestrial hurricane, that is), with some a distinct halation of stars between the two "arms" such that the feature forms a figure 8 about three times as high as it is wide. There may be some star formation in the halo, but nothing that jumps out. Get an astronomer on this.