Galaxy Zoo Talk

Spiral or elliptical?

  • CeciliaB by CeciliaB

    #unusual galaxy with #features and a broad #bar. So it ought to be a spiral. But the colour points towards an elliptical. Is this a spiral or an elliptical?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi CeciliaB

    This is definitely a barred spiral. Don't get fooled by the color. There are red spirals as well as blue ellipticals. Just classify what you see, not what you think you are supposed to see !

    Happy hunting ! ;D