Galaxy Zoo Talk


  • Mark_Moffatt by Mark_Moffatt

    My first thought this to be a spiral , but it looks to be an irregular galaxy . It looks like it has a ring around it . Mark


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator in response to Mark Moffatt's comment.

    Hi @MarkMoffat and welcome to the Zoo 😃

    I would go with your first instinct! It looks like a clumpy spiral galaxy. The 'ring' are the spiral arms wrapping around the galaxy, and the clumps are area of dense star formation.

    Here is the optical image (rotated / flipped):

    enter image description here

    Happy Hunting!