Galaxy Zoo Talk

Newbie question

  • Robthompson by Robthompson

    Apologies, just getting started. Is this a star or a 'circular' galaxy? Thanks


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to Robthompson's comment.

    Welcome to Galaxy Zoo, Robthompson!

    The fuzzy yellowish thing in the center is indeed a galaxy, and pretty close to 'perfectly round' too; yes, 'circular galaxy' is a good description.

    Happy hunting! 😃


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    It is smooth, round galaxy. Galaxies have fuzzy edges, stars have sharper edges.

    Hard to know if it is an elliptical or a spiral since I can't see any detail.