Galaxy Zoo Talk

Super bright center

  • stash902 by stash902

    Why does this galaxy's center seem so much brighter then the others?


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Some galaxies can have AGN's (Active Galaxy Nuclei) at the center that can cause intense brightness at the core.
    Intense star formation or starbursts can also cause it. Sadly this object does not have a spectra so it will be difficult to determine the actual reason in this case.

    This is a also infrared image, so the brightness of certain objects has been intensified.

    Hope this helps! Happy Hunting 😃