Galaxy Zoo Talk

Barred spiral?

  • marisa_gomez by marisa_gomez

    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!


  • ElisabethB 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.