Galaxy Zoo Talk

A Problem of Perspective

  • Reverie_Planetarian by Reverie_Planetarian

    These galaxies make me wonder if they're really cigar-shaped, or just disks at a funny angle...

    Also, is that a star there, a pea galaxy or what


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    If it has pointed ends, like this one, it is a disk or spiral seen edge on.

    The blue object, bottom left, is indeed a foreground star from our galaxy.