Galaxy Zoo Talk

Help with classification?

  • ZCCZe by ZCCZe

    I'll go ahead and tell you what I see. I see a galaxy (I assume) that resembles a horseshoe crab. I consider the tail to be an arm, but the center is what is mostly confusing me. It appears to be ringed, but it also appears to be broken off constantly (like dust lanes). Overall just confused by this one especially seeing as this seems like a pretty good picture quality.


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    Galaxies sometimes do not fit nicely into our classification scheme. In this case I would say irregular galaxy.

    So, for me

    features, no edgeon, no bar, no spiral, no bulge, no merger, irregular

    though it is likely there has been a merger in the "recent! past.