This doesn't look like a merger to me. What could the gas trailing on the top of the picture be caused by?
by ElisabethB moderator
It could be the result of a flyby, although after zooming out there isn't a likely culprit in the vicinity. Pretty disturbed though ! 😄
NED names KUG 0204-092.It seems many spiral KUG's shows some kind of distortions, might be but not necessarily by interaction