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Subject: AGZ0007uru

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  • cody34ish by cody34ish

    disk merger

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  • ruslanmerzlyakov by ruslanmerzlyakov

    Or just 1A supernova, that is brighter than the galaxy's center

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    The bright white object to the left of the center of the galaxy is a foreground star from our galaxy.

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  • ruslanmerzlyakov by ruslanmerzlyakov

    You never know 😃
    How about elliptical galaxy - sattelite, like Messier 32?

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  • APTownsend by APTownsend

    Could this be a barred spiral with a star or small eliptical in front & another galaxy in collision from behind?

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Yep, definitely a barred spiral. The bright object to the left of the centre is a foreground star from our galaxy.

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  • Phox by Phox

    Was given variation of this. If look close there's gravitational distortion bending light around star. But is less prominent in this version

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    The star is a foreground star from our galaxy, so it is not possible that there is interaction between the star and the galaxy.

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  • Phox by Phox

    Clearly star doesn't interact with galaxy but obviously does bend light coming from it. (Sagans of objects between, all is distorted though)

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    That is just an optical artifact, ie it is not real.

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