I understood a barred galaxy was one with a barred nucleus (sort of compact). However, most of them I cassify as a "barred" as this one, when zoomed in, you see a perfectly rounded nucleus right in the center. Should it then be cassified as barred spiral or not? please clarify, thanks!
by ElisabethB moderator
I'd go for edge on with this one. I will only classify a galaxy as a having a bar,when I can see it face on. Otherwise it is not possible to determine if a galaxy has a bar.