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What is That differently colored dusty thing?

  • Pumbamon by Pumbamon

    Hello People,
    I got this image and saw that differently colored thing below the galaxy (can't exactly tell what color it is due to deuteranopia), but it looks kind of odd.

    Greets M


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi Pumbabon and welcome to the Zoo

    The object at the bottom is probably another disturbed galaxy. It could be foreground galaxy but it could just as well be a background galaxy. No way to tell withouth additional information (redshift, etc.). As far as I can tell it is not interacting with the central galaxy.

    Happy hunting ! 😄