Galaxy Zoo Talk

Very distant?


    Not finding much info about this on NED. Is this so diffuse/blurry due to extreme distance?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Or it could be a (relatively) close by galaxy. Maybe a dwarf galaxy.


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator in response to HMB6EQUJ5's comment.

    No spectra so we can't tell the distance from the redshift. Usually we can get a a rough estimate from the photoZ but in this case the error margin is greater than the estimate!

    The next best think is to look at the color - it does not have the deep orange colour I would associate with a very distant galaxy. Personally I donot think it is that distant, it could be a small and non-distinct 'nearish' galaxy.

    Hope this helps 😃