Galaxy Zoo Talk

Edge centered object

  • KP007 by KP007

    what do you guys think is this ?


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to KP007's comment.

    It's a very nice almost edge-on disk galaxy, likely a spiral. It has a bright nucleus, and a dust lane that is closely aligned with the disk, but possibly shows some deviations. A deeper image - DECaLS? PS1? - might show that the borderline faint blobs around this (particularly to the NW) are real or not. If real, they may point to them being the remnants of a long-ago close interaction.

    Hope this helps, and happy hunting! 😃