Galaxy Zoo Talk

Classification of a new galaxy

  • Nive121 by Nive121

    Hey guys. I an new to the project and i could use some help in classifying galaxies starting with this one. Is it just an normal elliptical galaxy or is it something more? Note the 2 white specks near the galaxy. Is it a part of the galaxy or an image distortion caused by gravitational lensing?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi Nive121 and welcome to the Zoo

    The central object is probably a fuzzy spiral with a dominant bulge where the spiral arms fold back to make a ring (#ringed galaxy). The small objects on either side are probably foreground stars from our galaxy. No gravitational lensing here, just a chance alignment.

    Happy hunting ! 😄