Galaxy Zoo Talk


  • lazylightning73 by lazylightning73

    Is that another galaxy on the top? Sorry for all the questions!


  • DZM by DZM admin

    Looks like a possible overlap to me, but I'm no expert... Could also be a disturbed spiral.

    Would be interested in an expert's opinion.

    Don't worry about asking too many questions... we're here to help! 😃


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator in response to lazylightning73's comment.

    No merging, no overlapping, just a perfectly normal spiral galaxy 😃

    The bright object in the 11 'clock position is a foreground star.

    Happy hunting!


  • DZM by DZM admin in response to Capella05's comment.

    Hey @Capella05 , thanks for responding! I don't think that the 11:00 star is what was meant (at least, that wasn't what I was responding to), it's the topmost arm (if it is an arm?) that seems to be asymmetrical/disturbed.

    I wasn't sure if it was an arm or another galaxy behind the object galaxy. Is it just a uniquely shaped arm?



  • mlpeck by mlpeck in response to DZM's comment.

    @DZM, I think it could well be an overlap. The galaxy in the center has a redshift of z=0.126, and it's in the background of a group with redshift z ~ 0.062. So what looks to @Capella05 like a normal spindly spiral arm could be a foreground galaxy.

    In the DR10+ rendering it looks a little more like an overlap to me than it does in this cutout. Maybe someone should point this one out to @ngc3314.


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

    Oh sorry - It wasn't very clear what object you were referring too! 😃 and thanks mlpeck for your analysis 😃