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Subject: AGZ0001v46

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  • wwg1775 by wwg1775

    I don't understand what is going on here. Is this two galaxies and a star?
    And is the "southern" galaxy undergoing a merger.

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  • elizabeth_s by elizabeth_s

    I am thinking #overlap cool picture

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  • lostlens by lostlens

    late #Im PofG z = 0.085 starforming

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  • jeffgk by jeffgk

    Interuped?

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    That is a odd one! I will get a scientist to have a look 😃 I was thinking merger, but I am not sure 😕

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Looking at the image in different filters makes me more undecided - the blue bit at the center looks unconnected.

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Spectra suggests a #QSO - will wait for a professional to evaluate...

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  • zookeeper by zookeeper admin, scientist

    This is fascinating; the spectrum is of the blue bit which is indeed a #QSO & a strong one. But it seems divorced from the main gas...

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  • zookeeper by zookeeper admin, scientist

    ...I think it's a merger - that would explain the two systems. But I would have to think hard to work out how to get here!

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  • vrooje by vrooje admin, scientist

    This is really interesting. A QSO at that position implies there's a SMBH well outside of either disk. What?

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  • vrooje by vrooje admin, scientist

    PS - the QSO redshift is quite low so my guess is it's not a background object.

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  • vrooje by vrooje admin, scientist

    PPS - jargon alert: SMBH = supermassive black hole 😃

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Thank-you Brooke and Chris!

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