Galaxy Zoo Talk

Active Galatic Nuclei

  • gregorycooper by gregorycooper

    There seems to be a active nuclei in this image.


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi gregorycooper and welcome to the Zoo

    This is probably just an ordinary slightly disturbed spiral or disk galaxy. The bright red line is (sadly) just an optical artifact.

    Happy hunting! 😄


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    Sorry but the red line is a cosmic ray hit on the ccd "film". with amusing results.