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Subject: AGZ000bxq6

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  • Ghost_Sheep_SWR by Ghost_Sheep_SWR

    Uhm, well some kind of #merger

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    1/2 In this case I am going to say no, it looks like a more distant orange spiral galaxy, overlaped by a warped edge on.

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    2/2 There is also a dark band, most likely a removed artifact going through the upper galaxy. Hence the somewhat disturbed appearance.

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  • Ghost_Sheep_SWR by Ghost_Sheep_SWR

    I almost started to see your point in overlapping, but both have spectrum z~0.0503 Err~0 and z~0.0506 Err~0, both disturbed and starforming

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    1/3 Spectrum is sometimes very misleading, and can lead to incorrect conclusions 😃 Always advisable to use your eyes first ...

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    2/3 When a spectrum is done it includes all objects within the line of site of its detector. So it can include multiple objects.

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    3/3 IOW it is contaminated, and it is not very easy to split out what emissions etc... belong with what object.

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    I am not sure where you see star formation in the red galaxy behind - I am more interested in that it appears to be a red spiral.

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  • Ghost_Sheep_SWR by Ghost_Sheep_SWR

    I can see the way a the spectra would bd contaminated, therefore also classifying these both as 'starforming'.

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  • Ghost_Sheep_SWR by Ghost_Sheep_SWR

    But two different spectra with slightly different z with minimal given error would account for something?

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    The redshift or 'z 'is calculated from the spectra, if the spectra is composed of multiple sources it is not accurate.

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  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    It is most likely to be more 'accurate' for the foreground source. That is all I have time for tonight - happy hunting!

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