Space Warps Talk

lens or overlap

  • Panaramix by Panaramix

    on the midle left , is this a lens or an overlap??


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator in response to Panaramix's comment.

    Well, first impressions...

    This is a spiral galaxy - possibly a ring galaxy, difficult to tell as the light blue blob in the 5 o'clock position could just be an overlap (of another galaxy) and is obscuring the lower arm of the galaxy.

    I think it is unlikely to be a lens - but fascinating none the less!