Galaxy Zoo Talk

Two bright white spots

  • suelaine by suelaine

    I called this an elliptical ring galaxy because of the two bright white areas on either side of the bulge. It doesn't seem to be a merger. What are the two white areas?


  • fatha731 by fatha731

    Why not a bar?


  • biazawa by biazawa

    2 supernovas ?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    This galaxy is definitely not an elliptical. I'd go for barred spiral. The two white spots at the ends of the bare are called ansae and are not supernovae.