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Subject: AGZ0002l5y

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  • rohwer by rohwer

    What causes the blue halo?

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  • samsalas by samsalas

    I believe the #blue halo is an area of new star formation.

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  • bjm42088 by bjm42088

    Looks to me like the halo's the spiral arms of a distant galaxy, while the foreground object is a dust cloud lit by the star at the bottom.

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    the central object is actually a violent merger with lots of starforming going on and lots of dust swirling around.

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    What an interesting object. A NED search suggests it's IC 2520 at z=0.04.

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    ... and has been studies previously in a sample of starforming #blue #ellipticals. Clear dust lane in the centre in this image.

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    It's detected in HI - which means it has a lot of atomic hydrogen in it - the raw material for future star formation...

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    I'm not sure I'd call this an elliptical.... in the RC3 it was classified S? by the "experts", so even they didn't know what to make of it..

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  • Tony_Wei by Tony_Wei

    What about these green clumps?

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  • jstoke by jstoke

    I am not an expert but when I see #greenpeas I think it may be ionized plasma ... but ... who knows.

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  • MrBadger42 by MrBadger42

    Both dust lanes and what appear to be much brighter blue & yellow lanes.

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  • Terrance_L._Johnson by Terrance_L._Johnson

    #UGC_05335 #emission-line #Zwicky

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  • remmup by remmup

    #veryinteresting

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  • M-G by M-G

    #dustlane #green-arm #blue-halo. (?)

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  • Alpha_Aurigae by Alpha_Aurigae

    #UGC 5335

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  • remittancegirlgmail.com by remittancegirlgmail.com

    just beautiful #dustlane #stargarden

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  • cbm79 by cbm79

    Is that a nebula?

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Not a nebula 😃 A galaxy with loads of star formation and very high HI emissions. Have a read of the comments below 😃 Also a #dustlane !

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  • Hayabusa by Hayabusa

    Hell this galaxy is very rare, I would suggest.
    A Hubble Image of it would be nice.

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