Nearly, but not quite "smooth", with a bright center
There could be two ways to classify a number of very distant objects,
that do not really have any features but that do a central bright spot that is not quite a "bulge"
My first choice is indicating that the object has a feature
(but indicate that the only feature is an obvious center, and nothing else).
And the second choice, as "smooth", and ignore the bright center.
I have chosen the first, on these occasions. Is that the appropriate evaluation to make?
by ElisabethB moderator
The only "feature" that ellipticals can have is a bright centre. But even so, bright centres in these fuzzy images are most often that not a sign that it is probably not an elliptical. This one is probably a fuzzy spiral. But feel free to classify it as yousee it ! 😄
Happy hunting !