Galaxy Zoo Talk

An irregular?

  • Wilde1 by Wilde1

    This galaxy looks distorted at the 4 o'clock position. Is this just an irregular or a result of an interaction?


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    No interaction for me - I would say it looks like a nice 2 armed spiral.

    Looking at the optical image, the arms are tightly wound back on themselves, almost giving the appearance of a ring.

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