Space Warps Talk

Possible lens?

  • noelbartlow by noelbartlow

    looks like a pretty good lens to me! Is it? Or are those satellite galaxies or something?

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  • ponnuki by ponnuki

    My guess would be that they are star-forming regions in the otherwise hardly visible outer ranges of the galaxy itself.

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  • Thomas_J by Thomas_J moderator

    Yes, I would agree with bright regions. My opinion is that a face-on spiral like this would not have the mass to cause a dramatic amount of lensing.

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