Classification of a new galaxy
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?
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 ! 😄