Am I looking for the right things?
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!
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 ! 😄