Galaxy Zoo Talk

Am I looking for the right things?

  • SW by SW

    I classified this as a potential merger as the galaxies seem pretty close together (on the face of it) I don't want to mislead any sort of scientific investigations or waste time so could someone please give me some guidance as to whether this is what I should be looking for in a merger or if the surrounding red dots have any scientific value? Sorry new to this so just want to get some guidance!


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi S@W and welcome to the Zoo

    I always look for distortion in the galaxies to see if they are merging/interacting. I don't see that here, so no merger for me. But it is your call ! 😄

    The red dots are foreground stars from our galaxy.

    Happy hunting ! 😄