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This project is not currently running - sorry that you were disappointed!
Still not that positive about it!
Mid 6, orange galaxy. Red, not blue - slight colour difference on the left. Interesting enough that it called for a positive classification.
Not a lot of curvature, but still interesting.
Still No 😃
#arc at 8
I think it is supposed to be the lensed quasar in the spiral at 12 - one of the more unrealistic ones!
Hmmmm, the blue bits top right? Just wish people would clarify what objects they are referring too!
Agree - needs more investigation.
Wow - I actually marked that one! Nice to know I am getting back into the swing of things 😃
Still fairly convincing after all these years!
#redarc in 7 - most likely an overlap, not enough curvature and a single prominent bulge. Still good enough for me to mark 😃
11:30 or 10? Neither looks convincing for me 😃
Just because it is "known", it does not necessarily make it a lens 😃 I seem to be having this argument a lot lately - not with you! 😃
Are you able to check talk before classifying the image? Could you do that before?
What's the problem?
I just got it, was also about to comment #redarc
collisional ring galaxy / merger lower left at 7?
The quick dashboard has been temporarily disabled - sorry! The devs are working on fixing it.
...but we can live in hope 😄
Top left @11? Hmmm - unlikely. No counter image, galaxy also looks a bit light weight, not enough arcing for my liking.
Yes -it is a sim 😃
It is a simulated lens 😃
A loosed armed spiral galaxy - slightly disturbed.
Both the lens and the arclet look too similar in colouring for my liking - you are referring the blue/white galaxy on the upper center left?
More info in Phil's post on the left.
Hi @C_cld - the project is not yet active, so your classifications may not be recorded. I would hold off until next week.
Also - we will be looking at images from the first dataset - so you will get repeats from 2 years ago. No need to comment on them 😃
@shocko61 - the project has not restarted - I would not start classifying - yet! Give us a few more days to sort out the issues. Thanks!
Could you post your tools image, please? I am not seeing anything. Cheers!
Hey Budgie - can you please use a # before the candidate id - we are trying to link all the info together using hashtags. Cheers 😃
me too 😄
Hopefully it will be not much longer to wait for a new survey... Dr Phil?
It is indeed a spiral galaxy 😃
No wonder they are so difficult to find in the SDSS images! It is just a slight blur - thanks for posting the ra/dec @C_cld
Hi David- this project is currently on hiatus. We should have a new survey mid year.
it is a star from our own galaxy.
Not really - we would classify a good model as 'Convincing' - this candidate has proved rather difficult to model.
The results are still being analysed - but as soon as we finalise them, there should be a email from Spacewarps 😃
The images that scored high in the SWAP analysis will be looked at by scientists. Even as I type, they are still going through all the data!
... we are all novices at this once 😃 When the next survey comes out you get lots of practice!
Personally, I think it is unlikely - Sorry 😦 The blue objects are very diffused, thinking perhaps star formation / companion galaxies...
No, it is not flagged as training image.
I tried that approach also, but it doesn't explain the object at 2, that has a very similar colour (in Tools) to the arc at 10.
Yes, that what I think as well. Initially I thought there was a counter image at one close to the lens, but it looks like noise.
So far the model results are not looking very promising. The red object on the top right seem to be throwing off the models.
Yes, but we have 2 possible surveys in the pipe line. Due to the popularity of SGL, I am hoping it will be sooner...
Good to see you back Tashi 😃
Sadly, there are no more images to classify in this sprint of the project. We should get a new survey mid year.
devoid of noise? There is quite a bit. Remember these are infrared images, so they may look different.
ooops - we have another old CFHTLS cropping up again....
SpaceWarps is down for me as well 😦
A #edge on galaxy and a elliptical - nice overlap 😃
Neither 😃 looks like a star
No worries 😃 Thats is why we have talk...
That does look interesting! Will flag it up 😃
...of star nurseries. Having said that, the colour of the bottom left is intriguing. We also have a slight puff in the 12 of the galaxy. Mmm
In this case I am inclined to go with star formation. We have a edge on galaxy, with a prominent hub. Arms do tend to support a lot ...
Thinking edge on myself - the other bit are noise.
That does look nice 😃 Could also be a ring galaxy - but fingers crossed!
No lensing - but I think we have 2 separate galaxies. The bottom left one has some features of a spiral
Lol - I needed that @C_cld 😄
@budgie : do you think that could that explain why it has such a high probability rate?
what a lovely description @budgie - I am inclined to agree with you 😃
Hmmm, I am not entirely convinced - but would love to be proved wrong!
a really bad #sim looks like the original image was #misaligned as well
nope - but there was a really good one earlier... @pemguininthtardis or some thing
Diffraction spikes and artifacts
I was going to go with star in the bottom left, but no. This image intrigues me. Will look at again tomorrow.
The big one is a #spiral - 2 clear arms, a bar and star formation. Nice thinking!
Sorry! I will do it - just needed some time off. The last few days have been manic.
No lensing - starburst triggered by interacting galaxies.
I do find it intriguing - possible points at 4, 7:30 and 10, another maybe at 12 - will like to model it - but another day
yup - an amazing almost perfect #edge_on galaxy
This one gets everyone! Hi Dawn 😃
After 3 really hectic days - the mods are going to sleep. Be nice, no swear words and have fun 😃
No lensing 😦 The image has been modified to remove bad data, hense the black rectangle.
No, it is not a simulation 😃
Yes, quite distant galaxies!
It is a satellite trail 😃
@bapi Then you will not miss them when there are no more images to classify 😃
ps. the #sim is not the overlap on the right 😉
Neither - a very edge on galaxy, with dust lanes. This must be one of my favourite images of this stripe. Awesome!
LOL - I am so hungry at the moment I wouldn't having a packet of them 😃
It is a satellite trail - an optical artifact 😃
Thanks Tommy - all up to you!
Guess I will have to do it my self #irritable #sleepdepravation and #reallybadspelling
I will sticky it when you are done?
See comments below 😃
Does someone want to start a discussion in Chat WRT the name?
No, no new images - maybe a refine stage? But I have not heard anything about that.
A satellite trail
It is bad data that has been removed form the image
Yes, this is the one shown on Stargazing Live 😃 Well done, Spacewarpers!
It is a simulated lens - a training image 😃
A bit noisy, and not much colour difference - but my gut says ring / spiral galaxy.
That a star from our galaxy! The brightness overwhelms the camera and produces some interesting effects 😃
... even if it says 'Training Image' trust your instincts and mark what you see.
Actually - there could be a real one under it. This happened a couple of times in the initial phase of SpaceWarps...
In this survey analyse the image at the center first, then look at the rest of the image. All marks welcome!
As per my comment posted 2 days ago - yes it is.
This is a simulated lens - the image is flagged as a training image.
Yes they are! Bad data that has been removed from the image. In this case just click on 'Next'
Yes, it is a galaxy viewed edge on 😃
Yes, bad data has been removed from these images. More details in the spotters guide.
The training images are very sensitive, it has happened to all of us! Try placing multiple markers!
The galaxy at the center or the star on the right?
Yes - they would be way outside the Einstein radius of the lens galaxy.
It is a bright star from our galaxy on the right, and a simulated lens at the center.
A satellite / plane trail - the spotters guide has more info on them!
Hi and Welcome - that is a simulated lens 😃 The image is flagged as a training image
That looks like a star IMHO 😃
Bad data that has been removed from the image. The spotters guide has more details!
Look here! http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
Wow - that is a stunning candidate!
Personally I am going to go with loose #spiral galaxy. You can see the arms extending from the 12 and 6 positions.
Sadly no 😃 Bad data that has been removed from the image. See here http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
Not a spiral, but I am not entirely convinced it is a lens. Too tired to try and model it. Will wait for @jgeach to have a look.
I'm sorry - but I do not think the website is i-pad compatible 😦 I do not have one myself so I can't say for sure.
What browser are you using? Spacewarps does not support IE
Nice - a simulated lens #sim - the image is flagged as a training image in the bottom right.
#spiral for me
Love this one #sim
Sims are included every now and then as we found they increase accuracy. You have been out of training for a while now 😄
You are not doing anything wrong - this bug occasional happens when the servers are under stress (like now!) - it is a #sim
Welcome to SpaceWarps @zoongoon 😃
@pnmeadowcoft - you would be surprised but no, IE is considered somewhat backward. Chrome appears to be more popular.
An overlap of a star and a couple of galaxies 😃
Nothing for me - but happy hunting 😃
They are optical #artifacts caused by a really bright object off screen.
No worries! It will not affect the results!
I would say yes 😃
They are both #artifacts - different types of noise. The spotters guide has more info!
these images are very sensitive - this has happened to all of us 😃
An #artifact , most likely a #satellite trail
It is a simulated lens 😃 It is tagged as a training image.
Explanation here: http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
😦 That sometimes happens when it get really busy - won't affect the results though. A misaligned image
Wow, we seem to be on a roll tonight! 😄
is it possible that we could have a #sim masking a real one? Thinking the shape is really nice. Pity if it is just a sim.
It is an optical artifact - satellite trail most likely.
It is a simulated lens 😃 The image is flagged as a training image.
@paulreid1951 - right shape and right colour - a really nice candidate!
The big one? That is a lovely orange #elliptical galaxy
It is not a training image so no sim. Try refreshing your browser - this sometimes happens when it gets really busy like now!
See comments left below.
same image as ASW0009dmy
same image as ASW0009iov
We will try to model it, and if that is successful we will follow up with visual and spectra observations.
Woohoo 😃 If Jim says it 's nice, it must be!!
Thats looks really interesting!
Concentrate on the object at the center of the image, but give a quick look at other object. In this case it is a star in the bottom right.
No jets - just a chance alignment with a #edge_on galaxy.
a satellite trail - see the spotters guide for more detail 😃
An artifact 😃
The sims are quite fiddly! I find placing multiple markers prevent this!
Tomorrows results will be limited to a few promising candidates - science tend to happen quite slowly!
The preliminary results will be released tomorrow night. For the full results it will take a lot longer (perhaps years).
@Darren Croman what browser are you using?
Looks quite far from the lens galaxy, but i would of marked it as well!
These images are taken in 'near Infrared' - so the colour are not the same as what you would see in real life!
I would go with Plane 😃 Any other ideas?
Have a look here: http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
Nice catch 😃 - it is a simulated lens! Can you see the label below the bottom right corner of the image?
A satellite or plane trail 😃
The data is analysed - On tomorrow's show, they should release some results 😃
Thats the spirit 😃
It is the 4 really bright dots surrounding the galaxy at the center of the image. In this case it is a simulated lensed quasar
A two armed spiral galaxy! Amazing 😃
... overwhelmed the telescopes camera 😃
The bright object in the bottom left? Most likely a star from within our galaxy. It looks a bit weird, as its brightness has...
I would say no - but does have a really prominent #bar and #ring. Gorgeous!
It is a simulated lens - an image we use for training. Look at the label in the bottom right corner 😃
Looks like a diffused #spiral galaxy - you can see it has spiral arm features!
The blue line? or are you referring to another object in the image?
Noise = artifacts caused by light pollution, dust in the atmosphere etc... The spotters guide has a nice explanation 😃
Blue spot at 5 - clearer in the bluer filter
Glad you got it working! Happy Hunting 😃
OS - also PC, laptop, tablet?
Yes, data that has been removed from the image as it would of caused over saturation 😃
Hi @sarahrendall What browser are you using?
Also have a look at the Spotters guide - loads of useful info!
It is most likely a star from our galaxy that is just off screen 😃
Look like a #edge_on galaxy, most likely an arm or a satellite galaxy. No lensing for me - Sorry!
Nice catch! It's a simulated training lens:-)
unable to look at it in Tools.
Noise around center galaxy? The arrangement caught my eye...
It look like noise in the image 😃
Diffraction spikes from a really bright star to the bottom right of the image 😃
I think I have seen a few a bit worse than that 😉
Hi @james8tg 😃 What object are you referring to? The simulated training lens at the centre?
Those blue streaks coming out of the star are diffraction spikes - quite common in astronomical images. The spotters guide has more info 😃
The bright green object is a star in our galaxy :- ) As for the black object it is bad data that been removed from the image.
We would love to see you back! Still more images to do 😃
Nothing for me, but I know I am getting tired now! Until tomorrow Spacewarpers!
Not a problem - we all have to start somewhere 😃
A diffused spiral IMHO - no lensing. In this survey we are being asked to primarily look at the centre galaxy 😃
No - Thank you! 😃 And everything counts - marking a simulated lens helps us with the analysis
Mmmmm, no for me - Sorry!
A nice #spiral galaxy
.. In this case we have a simulated lens - quite a nice one!
Yes you are - there are some training images included in all the images we classify. They keep us on our feet, and they do serve a purpose..
You are right 😃 Beautiful! An owl perhaps?
No dark matter - just a #simfail 😃
Where did you mark the sim?
The satellite does not behind anything - the telescope camera has a long exposure, so the satellite will move across the image in that time
Sorry you feel that way but they do serve a purpose. When they disappear you do get lonely 😃
Also, this thread: http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
The object at the center is a lovely #edge_on galaxy - awesome!
Don't forget you can also use the quick dashboard, and 'Tools' here in Talk to analyse the image before marking it 😄
or this thread: http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
I would say no - seems that the objects are slightly offset. The spotters guide has really good info: http://spacewarps.org/#/guide
An explanation on the black squares / missing pixels 😃
Have you read this thread: http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
Not a diffraction spike - we would need a really bright light source to cause one 😄 I am with ElisabetbB on this one 😃
A missing pixel caused by data saturation 😦 Have you seen this:
It is a simulated lens that we use for training - in this case I would call it a #simfail - not possible in reality 😄
Very diffused - looks like a spiral / ring galaxy to me 😄
See this thread: http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
Diffraction spikes from a star in our galaxy - just off screen to the left.
top right? 2 merging galaxies 😄
In these images - spend the most time classifying the image at the center, but don't forget to give the rest of an image a once over!
See below 😄
LOL - or perhaps an obelisc 😉
#sim nice one!
The spotters guide has more information 😃
A star in our galaxy - they cause problems with the telescopes 😃
You just need to mark objects that you think are lenses - nothing else!
No, just gravitational lenses 😄
See the comments below! A simulated lens for training purposes!
Diffraction spikes from a really bright star in our galaxy 😃
lol 😃 We wish! http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
No problem - has you seen this: http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
Have you seen this thread http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
An old CFHTLS image - they have now all been retired 😃
Satellite or meteor trail - the spotters guide has some really good info on how they are made 😄
No sims in this image. Have you had a closer look in Tools?
I would go with an over saturated star 😉
That is a simulated lens that we use for training 😃 Nice!
A galaxy far, far away 😃
A meteor or satellite trail. The spotters guide has some really good info on them!
No - two galaxies. Looks like a cluster!
see this thread http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000003/discussions/DSW0000dhm
That is a star in our galaxy! Amazing isn't it 😃
Just a missing pixel due to data saturation. Have you read the spotters guide?
Hello and welcome 😄
It is a simulated lens - nice!
It's a galaxy 😃 Quite a large one from the looks of it!
#simfail seems to be quite wide from the lens galaxy
Yes - we have been warned that some of the brighter object may have pixels missing at the center of the object.
I am tempted to say that it is noise, as it appears a bit far from the lens galaxy. Would love the opinion of one of the Scientists!
A missing pixel - we have been warned that bright objects may have pixels missing at the center 😃
A very faint galaxy and a star. IMHO
Mmmm, I am more inclined to think it is an overlap of a blue galaxy. It is a bit too straight in relation to the orange galaxy.
It is a diffraction arc caused by a really bright star that is just off screen 😃
You can see a similar effect in the galaxy at 9 'ish - unlikely to be lensing.
It is an irregular galaxy, with clumps of dense star formation, and possibly a QSO at the core. Stunning!
Another star 😉 Have you read the spotters guide? It is full of loads of info of what to look for 😃
It is a star.
Just got this one - agree with @budgieye - as much as I would love to say yes, the image just screams no.
#multisim 5 o'clock flagged, but it is pretty obvious that we have another one at 11
@psaha also did a pretty cool revision of @C_cld model 😃 Wish I had more time to do one myself!
We have to be skeptical with our classifications as we are trying to decrease the number of candidates 😃 #no_lens #star_formation
After starring at this in QD and Tools for ages, I am going with #no_lens. Being skeptical 😃
#star_formation for me #no_lens
#no_lens for me - there is a noticeable colour difference between the 2 'arcs'.
Got it again - still say #merger
A bit too disjoined / deformed to be a lens - #spiral for me
That may not be a sim 😃 In Tools it looks like a red star overlapping a blue galaxy. @Anupreeta will be able to check it against her list.
#overlap for me
#ring_galaxy - I just got it again 😃
No matter how hard I look, I cannot find a counter image. Thinking #overlap
see the envelope in the right hand corner - click on it 😃
Hi HelPer2 😃 I sent you a PM
Personally, I am going with no lens. Very Fuzzy - thinking more likely spiral
Place the markers on the arcs or points, not the galaxy itself 😃
Not entirely convinced about candidate at 8 - the colour between the arcs at 10 and 5 are quite different.
Sorry - looks like a star to me 😕
#Spiral for me!
I would say yes!
They are definately interacting 😃
I would say no - as mitch said, the colours are very different.
this one is also missing a #sim pop-up
No popup to say that this was a #sim
Even better in Tools - http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/52a0cd5f9e3260411c000020
Difficult to tell, even in Tools. I think more likely a chance alignment.
Co-incidence - a red star and blue galaxies 😃
Hi honeythorn - Welcome to spacewarps 😃 That yellow object is a star within our galaxy.
Clearly a merger in Tools - so I would say yes! Collision ring or possibly a Tidal Loop 😃
Amazing #dustlanes in top left oblique edge-on galaxy.
I would call this a #simfail the galaxy looks to small to cause lensing at that distance.
Yes Indeed! Looking in Tools it has a stunning dust lane 😃
You're right! Stars in a (relatively speaking!) very close by galaxy.
Thats a stunning galaxy - polar ring perhaps?
I would agree - no lensing!
...BTW Budgie meant it should be looked at by a scientist 😃 No offense intended!
Hi Fezman92 - looks like star formation in a spiral to me. All the final candidates will be in the next 'refine' phase of Spacewarps...
#simfail the sim is around the small orange galaxy at 5 close to center
Out of all the galaxies on Spacewarps, this is still my favourite 😄
Discounting the red dots (artifacts), it looks like a disturbed galaxy (possibly fly by at 3?). No lensing.
Just got this one - the alignment is good, but the color is way off. Thinking chance alignment.
No lens - dislocated arm. Lenses will always have a dramatically different color to the lens galaxy (think redshift).
My gut instinct says no. I have had a look in Tools - the color is good, but there is something not quite right. I really want to be wrong.
Hard to believe we get to look at these on a daily basis 😄
Dwarf galaxy perhaps? Lots of young blue stars, not irregular in shape. Nice one!
To be honest, I think it is more likely to be star formation, in spiral arms in an edge-on galaxy - WOW, that was a mouthful! 😃
Just got this one again... classified it 7 months ago.
I don't even know - and I am part of the science team. Then again, it could be intentional.
I have seen this galaxy in another slide, and contacted someone over at galaxyzoo - will need to did out the PM. Not lensing...
#simfail - its not pretty when they go off the rails...
Again, different colors in the points - so I am rather hesitant.
The points have different colors - so unlikely to be lensed quasars. More likely satellite galaxies of the lens galaxy.
It is a sim - sorry! It is one of the (6 - I think?) images that don't flag up as a sim in Spacewarps
The images overlap - so it is quite possible!
The color difference is quite apparent in Tools - not likely to be lensing.
Visually it looks good, but there is no immediate counter image.
I would go with arms in a spiral galaxy 😃
A very diffused lenticular galaxy, with clumps of star formation. The orange 'cigar' in the 7 is a much further edge-on galaxy.
Sorry 😃 I see no signs of lensing...
I agree with you 😃 Looks like star formation in a spiral galaxy.
overlap - clearer in Tools
Overlap for me.
12 o'clock close to center, just got it and marked it. Not entirely convinced... but the colours look so good!
The blue object looks like a very diffused irregular galaxy. Nice clumps of star formation on the left. Looks close to us, dwarf galaxy?
I would agree overlap, but the blue object looks fascinating in Tools - very bright in all bands.
Nope, no black holes in sight 😃 That stripe has been cleaned up by a program due to a satellite / plane, look for the green trail
In this case it looks more likely to be #star_formation - the 'lens' is not very even.
It is embedded in the white galaxy at 2 - http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5294dff972c10954a30003a1
Where about at 12?
Personally I would go with star formation.
I think that object is more likely to be a star, slim possibility a QSO.
I would agree with C_cld, we can see similar effects in other galaxies in this image.
Personally, I do not see any lensing. I will agree with @mitch #overlap
Looks disturbed, perhaps a result of a flyby? Unlikely to be a merger as I do not see a second core.
In this case, it looks more like a satellite galaxy on the left as the color (and therefore the redshift) is the same as the larger galaxy.
I don't see a sim either...
Then again - it could be a late stage merger, so we need to take into account the combined gravitational effect.
Sorry - long week.
...in merging galaxies we would expect to see interaction towards each other. Will get a scientist from GZ to have a look.
I do not think it is merging galaxies as there appears to be an ejection from both cores, extending in the same direction...
This is a #simfail .The sims are automatically generated from 'known' data. If the data used, is incorrect, a simfail results.
... to work around this, all the images that contain a sim have also been introduced into the classification catalogue without the sim 😃
It is not unheard of 😃 The program that generates the sims uses actual data, so sim could well be placed over an actual lens...
I don't think it is an overlap galaxy or edge on lens. Polar ring?
The colors are also different. I would say the left point is in fact a edge on galaxy.
It's nice when you hit next and see an image like that 😃
I know 😃 but I get to 'classify' all of the images posted on talk, before I get them on Spacewarps itself.
finally got this one 😃
Yes, I would say it looks more like star formation than lensing.
Yes, A merger 😃
Stunning! That bar looks even more amazing in Tools.
All the images with sims, have also been added to classification catalogue without the sim. We would need to find the id of that image.
Very doubtful, but I still marked the galaxy at 5:45
Hi shameus - have you read this? http://blog.spacewarps.org/2013/05/27/sim-city/
Bit fuzzy, but I also marked the galaxy at 12.
...galaxy. Thinking perhaps overlap, but not sure. Very strange. http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/528cfe8d72c1094fa6000016
The blue is definately a sim - Looking in Tools I am not too sure about the red one. There is also another red object embedded within the...
Early stage #merger or #fly-by - ignore the star in the middle, but you can see a bridge forming between the 2 galaxies
Revisiting this image, I do not think it is a multisim. The sim is at 3. The object at 7:30 is more likely to be a overlap.
I would say asteroid - nice find!
Looks like star formation, possibly satellite galaxies. It does not have the clear definition that you would expect to see with a lens
The colour looks good, but I could not find a counter image using Tools.
I would say star as well, the central point is visible in all bands in Tools.
No worries 😃 That happens to me frequently!
Any thoughts on the red dots at 12?
#simfail way off center to be an einstein ring.
Yes a ringed galaxy 😃 Far too diffused to be lensing, the blue colour comes from star formation.
That is an optical artifact, a lot of processing is done on these images to remove satellite trails etc...
That looks like a really awesome ring galaxy, no lensing for me. Have you taken a look in Tools?
Hi and welcome 😃 I do not think that is a galaxy but rather a star, you can see there are similar objects in the image.
You are correct - we would call this a #simfail sometimes the data we use to create the sim is incorrect, and this happens.
Looks like a #multisim
The edge of the survey area. If you look in Tools you can see that the edge is slightly different for each of the filters used 😃
Are you thinking about solar stormwatch or one of the galaxy zoo projects?
I will go with star clusters. Looking at the colour of the galaxy, it is quite young with loads of star formation.
... then strange color and red 'ring' are due to over exposure.
Are you are referring to the large red object? - if so, it is a star. You can diffraction spikes extending from the 12/3/6/9 positions...
Looks like an artifact - only visible in the 'r band in Tools. Possible cosmic strike.
Yes - only viewable in 'i band. You can see where the image has been cleaned up.
It is an optical artifact - you will find it occurs in similar coloured objects within an image. Quite common.
That is a possibility - pity we cant get the redshift of the galaxy and the one to the left.
😄 Then again the algorithm that create these sims could of attained self awareness and is toying with us 😃
Possible early stage #merger - we can see interaction between the two galaxies. The blue bits will then be #starbursts 😃
A somewhat disturbed spiral - may be settling into a ring - difficult to tell.
I think we can discount lensing - looks like an artifact next to a star in Tools.
@8 The color is nice, but i would prefer a bit more curvature around the galaxy.
I would agree with you 😃 Where was the popup pointing to?
It is the remains of an optical artifact that has been partially removed from the image. Most likely caused by a satellite.
I can see what you mean, but I do not think it has 2 centres. Spiral perhaps, viewed edge on?
You can see other stars within the image are also sporting red dots.
That is in fact a star from our galaxy! These images are quite over exposed so we can spot lenses. Unfortunately this causes artifacts
... I do not think it is lensing. I could be wrong, but it is too fuzzy to tell from looking at it alone.
Hi Gwennie - Not too sure what to make of the object at the edge of the frame at 6:30, but taking into size of the galaxy and the colour...
I think they are more likely to be stars in our galaxy 😃
and a dust lane! Nice 😃
Looking at the galaxy in question, I think it is a merger with star formation. There are 2 cores clearly visible, along with disturbance.
Not too sure what to make of this - The colour looks good, but is that a galaxy or a star?
Hi CherylBrist - we classify the entire image not just the object at the center. Have you read the spotters guide? I find it helps!
I am sorry - I do not see an asteroid anywhere in this image 😕 What object are you referring to?
...superimposed over the core of the galaxy - have a look http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/527d599bfe16d97439000179
Now that we have tools available I have had a closer look. It is a #simfail. The counter image is not the pink arc at 2, it is...
Totally agree 😃
Ahh, I can see one part of the sim, embedded in the galaxy - not necessarily a simfail as it would be more obvious viewing the whole object
where was the sim popup pointing to? I see no sim in this image.
Can you be more specific what objects you are referring to? Use the clock face system. Thanks!
Chance alignment - remember to keep an eye out on the proportions. The size of the lens is governed by the mass of the lensing galaxy.
In this case no lensing - blue arc is unrelated to the IMHO star 😃
I agree with you - looks good in Tools, also a slight hint of a forth point in the 12. Very promising 😃
The blue arc below the top right sim is a spiral arm of a galaxy. Bottom center is another sim.
It is two stars, but without further data, we cannot tell if it a chance alignment or a double star system.
I still would of marked it if I got it to classify 😃
Lensed quasars are usually very well defined, and tend to have set patterns or arrangements. I would say no in this case.
No lensing, the light blue region is over exposure from the galaxy itself.
It is a 2 armed spiral galaxy 😃 Looks like it is barred as well!
I would say artifact - misaligned from the star perhaps? only in 'r band. Similar colour found within the star.
#simfail ; lightweight spiral galaxy
Just a clarification - a simfail is not a sim you have missed, but rather one that is tagged as not being scientifically possible.
Hi and welcome 😃 it is an optical artifact caused by the overexposure of a star within our galaxy
We have an open discussion on this, click the link below to join 😃 http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000002/discussions/DSW00009qi
Hi Bapi, in astronomical images N and S are still the same, but E and W swap sides. To prevent confusion we use the clock system.
Looking at it in tools I would say star 😃
Secondly, to answer your question this would be an example of a buried ring, one of the objects DrPhil has asked us to keep an eye out for.
Hi 😃 First off have you read this blog about the sims? http://blog.spacewarps.org/2013/05/27/sim-city/ - very intresting...
I am not too sure what you mean :~/ Are you talking about a counter image?
In this case I will go with ring, it looks a bit ovoid for my liking 😃
It just means it is closer to us, that is why it looks so big 😃
Yes, it is a potential real one 😃
That does look interesting! Hopefully we will come across it in full in another image 😃
Hi Kerlin 😃 It is in the large yellow elliptical galaxy at 2. Have you tried using the bluer filer in the dashboard to help you find them?
Hi Helper2, have you tried zooming in dashboard to help place the markers?
In this case it is a #simfail - spirals usually do not have enough mass to cause strong gravitational lensing.
For more info on the sims read this: http://blog.spacewarps.org/2013/05/27/sim-city/
It is an artifact - this might help explain: http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=276702.0
You are right that is a #merger but the program that generates the sims does not know that 😃
Finally got this one without the sim 😃 Well worth the wait!
Stunning spiral galaxy, 4+ arms 😃
...divided into the images we see. It is pure chance the sim happened to be on the edge. The images do overlap, so the sim will return 😃
Sorry! Unfortunately that can't be helped, the sims are superimposed on suitable objects within the survey area, which is then...
Not much curvature, but worth a click - 4o'clock btwn the 2 orange ellipticals.
It is a diffraction arc caused by an over exposed star from our galaxy that is off screen to the south 😃
... 4 points, but there is also a hint of spiral arms. Hope I am wrong. Awesome find everyone 😃
Not to sure what to make of it - colour excellent...
Star formation in a spiral for me 😃
It is not a merger as no second core is visible, but what is causing the eruption???
I will tend to agree - no lensing
That looks really good!
Thanks Budgie! I was waiting for our resident expert 😄
I was initially thinking optical artifact, but it is present in the 'r, 'i and 'z bands in tools. Not too sure what it is...
Looking at it in tools, I would also go with star formation. Not too sure what is the bright spot in the 1 o'clock of the galaxy.
If you are talking about the objec at 8 - overlap of 2 galaxies. In Tools...
Looks like a #simfail. Galaxy looks a bit lightweight to cause gravitational lensing. Also has characteristics of a spiral.
It could be very embedded in the galaxy?
The colour is good, but no sign of a counter image. Even in Tools...
I am sorry - I don't see any signs of a red arc. You are talking about the object in the bottom left, below and left of the pink star?
That does look promising!
Hi HelPer2, have you read this? It will answer you question why it looks a bit odd. http://blog.spacewarps.org/2013/05/27/sim-city/
You are right - the larger galaxy is interacting with other galaxy, but bright blue bits in the arms are star bursts
Sorry, no lensing for me. There are a lot of similar looking blue objects throughout the image - chance alignment.
#simfail - spirals tend not to have enough mass to cause strong gravitational lensing.
Overlap for me - the blue 'lens' is undefined and is too large in comparison to the lensing galaxy.
Can you please elaborate???
Wow, that is a good one. Playing in Tools: http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5272a39372c1092495000007
No, no lensing for me. In this case chance alignment. Don't worry about clicking on too many - the results will even out 😃
That does look good! possible counter image at 2. More noticible in Tools.
This one is a #simfail it is deeply embedded in the spiral galaxy on the lower right. Don't worry if you missed it!
Are you referring to the #simfail on the bottom right or the spiral galaxy on the left?
I see no lensing in this image. If you can tell me the objects you think are lensed, I can give a more detailed explanation.
Exactly that - Stars in our galaxy!
Too fuzzy to be lensing - that looks like star formation in a galaxy. Have you tried using Tools to get a closer look?
Hi gwennie, what object are you referring to? The sim or the blue galaxy on the left?
Welcome by the way!
The colour between the two blue points is marginally different, but nothing too concerning.
The red object looks like it could be a misalignment between filters. The opposing blue points are more convincing.
In this case it is most definitely a star overlapping a edge on galaxy.
Bottom left - the arc is not aligned correctly with the galaxy, so unlikely to be lensing.
... but we need to think rationally about it. Blazars can cause diffraction spikes in galaxies - but will we see that in Spacewarps images?
That is plausible - but for the alignment to be so precise? I would hate to calculate the odds. Not dismissing this image at all...
LOL - I think you may take the jackpot with this one! #simfail
But, it is a very valid question - Perhaps one day when we have more powerful telescopes it will be possible to witness it 😃
have you read this thread ?
Only the object in the bottom left is a sim - but the galaxy has some characteristics of a spiral - possible #simfail
Hi EyeStrain - no lensing for me - a somewhat distorted galaxy.
Neither - it is the large elliptical close to the center at 12ish. The sim is embedded within the galaxy itself.
Have a look at it in Tools...
It is embedded within the galaxy - remember those buried rings that DrPhil asked us to look for? This is a simulated version of that 😃
The sim is embedded in the galaxy, it will be visible in the bluer filter in dashboard. Think of a simulated buried ring 😃
Yes 😃 I would go with spiral arms.
That looks like a spiral arm - it is clearer in Tools.
It is a satellite / meteor trail. When the image was being taken, it happend to cross the field of vision. Only visible in 'r band
I can see one point embedded in the top galaxy at 5 and another at 9 - that one seems a far out. Possible #simfail
Have you tried using the dashboard to zoom in on the image? I find this helps with placing the markers.
Personally, I would of gone with no lensing.
Thanks Els 😃 Is the dust lane part of the galaxy, or between 'us' and 'them'?
No lensing for me, but it is an amazing picture. Somewhat weird that the dust lane extends the galaxy.
action indeed - more likely star formation than lensing. The object to the south is another galaxy, same as 11.
Personally, I do not see any lensing in this image. Sorry 😦
or perhaps overlap.
It is a star - just slightly over exposed. If you look at it in Tools it is very similar to the object below to the right.
It is the edge of the survey area, you come across them from time to time.
Looking at it in closer detail - dislocated spiral arm. No lensing. Sorry 😦
The sim is actually centered around the orange galaxy at 3.
Nice one Tashipoo - Amazing what mergers create! After lenses, I think mergers are my favourite 😃
Looks like the two galaxies are interacting, so the blue marks could be star bursts.
Pity we cant see the whole object, but it does look quite convincing.
It's a #merger so the loops are tidal tails of stars. Try taking a look in Tools, it is quite awesome 😃
Saw Mitch got a mention on another image. Guess I don't count.
What about me? and Mitch?
A particular image can either be 'clean', or contain a sim. In either case they will have different id's.
I would go for ring 😃
#simfail merging galaxies
It's an artifact - only on the 'r band slide
Worth a closer look! Possible arc and counter image. Clearly visible in the 'g filter. Not too sure if the blue blob at 5 is connected.
Star formation for me - the colour of the galaxy suggests a young, close-by galaxy. Not enough mass for strong lensing.
Hi 😃 That looks like a disturbed spiral - if the arc was centered around the larger galaxy it may be lensing.
The larger of the 2 objects has diffraction spikes, so it is a star. I would say 2 stars overlapping each other.
WRT the ring galaxy, I personally would go with #star_formation. The 2nd object is a better posibilty, but not clearly visible in 'g filter
another possibility is satellite galaxies - not unusual for spirals to have close by neighbours..
That is very strange - even in Tools it is somewhat bizarre. Will wait for one of the Scientist to comment.
No sign of a counter image, and the colour is very unusual. Not to sure what to make of it. Anyone else?
Looks promising - but it would be good to see the entire object to discount anything else 😃
The lower blue points seem to be a bit outside the Einstein radius for the galaxy, but still worth a closer look!
It is a close by irregular galaxy.
Hmmm, top left object doesn't appear to have enough curvature to be lensing.
Looks like we have a merger 😃 The third galaxy to the north could also be interacting with the system, as we seem to have a star trail
Looks like it! There could also be something off screen at the bottom - we seem to have a bit of a star trail extending from the galaxy.
The two galaxies are interacting so I am more inclined to go with #star_burst
Looks good - we also have signs of a counter image using Tools. #lens
It is an artifact from processing the image.
I think you are right - star formation!
Blue dot below is not related, looking at the structure (it is somewhat ovoid), I am thinking spiral galaxy.
I think it is chance alignment - no lensing. Looking in Tools - the large galaxy is in fact 2 galaxies. Thinking cluster.
It is a #simfail - generally, spirals do not have the mass to cause gravitational lensing.
The arc looks a bit erratic to be lensing - but I would be fascinated to see the whole object. Something is definitely going on there!
Chance alignment for me.
I don't see any lensing in this image. If the object in question is close to the centre on the right - it looks like a spiral arm 😃
Assuming it is the edge-on galaxy - chance alignment 😃
I don't think the blue object at the bottom is associated - but the top arc looks promising! Nice Find 😃
Not seeing any lensing - but we have merger mid right. Is that a dislocated arm, or is it a triple merger?
Stunning #overlap of a edge-on and elliptical galaxy
Yes, it looks like a late stage merger.
Looking at it in Tools the red arc appears very straight, no curvature. Overlap maybe? Still wouldn't discount it.
Have you tried using the bluer filter?
Not too sure what to make of it - I would of expected the colour of the lensing to be a lot more blue. Won't discount it, but unlikely.
I have done a lot of colour adjustments - http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/525ebcc6749832059a00004a
Interesting colour - anyone else?
Looking in Tools, the point in the 2:30 position has a different colour from the other points, so I don't think the 3 points are related...
Not to sure if it is lensing, looks quite disturbed. Star formation perhaps? Also unclear in tools, but you can see it is a bit chaotic!
The counter image is embedded in the galaxy - clearly visible in the bluer filter.
A word of caution - I have noticed several recent posts of yours that have been downright rude - we like to keep things friendly here 😃
Because there are still possible lenses out there, even within the last week there has been several exciting candidates found.
Looking at it in Tools I would say AGN - not lensing.
I don't think it is lensing, but not too sure what to make of it. Unable to find a counter image - have a look in tools.
... point and the galaxy - that appears to have more of the characteristics of star formation.
looks a little bit outside the einstein radius for a galaxy of that size. Also there is a slight blue smudge between the bottom right...
...galaxies, if we did I think they would be very similar 😃
I don't think it is lensing - looks like a tidal trail caused by interacting galaxies. Wish we had the red shift of both the orange...
That does look interesting! http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/525d799574983242fd000485
I would agree with you - looks more like disturbed spiral galaxy in tools.
Unconnected with each other - the orange galaxy looks more like a star within our galaxy 😃
The sim is on the galaxy at the edge 6 o'clock and it is a #simfail as it superimposed over a galaxy that is unlikley to cause lensing.
ASW0008e1u without the sim
#star_formation 😃 It is clearly happening within the spiral arms of the galaxy.
That is amazing 😃
Taking a closer look - no lensing, Spiral arms.
I would agree - looking at the colour more likely to be star formation in spiral arms.
We seem to have two cores - so it does support the theory of a collision. Wish we had the redshift!
I couldn't find it either - but that doesn't mean there isn't one 😃
These images are heavily processed, so it looks like a placeholder for a star that is in the blank out section.
Optical artifacts caused by a star within our galaxy 😃
Don't think it is an artifact - visible in all filters. No idea what it is.
It's a galactic swallow 😃
On the serious side , I will have a look in Tools.
Star formation and a satellite galaxy.
I don't think it is lensing - a voorwerpie (otherwise known as a AGN cloud) perhaps?
Seems to be a bit far out of the einstein radius of the cluster. Won't discount it, as it has nice colour and shape.
Also a slight disturbance in the force at 11. Sorry - couldn't resist 😃
It will be interesting to work out if it is star formation from merging, or lensing. We can see a second core at 5. Also what is at 1?
Odd one - doesn't seem to centered around a galaxy. Unlikely to be lensing.
Nice one Tashipoo 😃 Will have a closer look when I have caught up on all the recent posts. How do you keep track of them all?
I am not too sure which object you are referring too - but satellite galaxy is also a reasonable consideration.
I think you are right - #overlap 😃
That is the sim, some of them are very embedded within the lensing galaxy. Don't worry if you can't see them all, that info is also needed!
Possibly another arc at 5 of the galaxy cluster? Averted vision required.
looks interesting - if we discount the blue/white edge on galaxy at the south, we have a nice blue arc and counter image.
The alignment of the blue arclets may be a bit off, but shouldn't be disregarded.
I know - I think they may be extensions of the arc 😃
Strange colouring, and the galaxy is a bit disturbed. Will not discount it offhand.
Hey mitch, think you are right - star formation 😃
Personally, I do not think there is any lensing involved.
The points are two different colours, that is concerning. Will take a closer look.
a stunning #spiral galaxy 😃
I think you may be right! #multisim
It is embedded in the galaxy http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/525533ac72c10921ac00015c
Thats an optical artifact caused by a bright star within our galaxy.
I am not to sure what to make of this - quasars points and a arc. Looks good in Tools as well... Nice 😃
A #proto_spiral bottom right
a triskelion 😃
Or two very spectacular interacting galaxies 😃 The blue bits are star formation.
... the 'comet tail' is actually a tidal tail of stars. Fascinating!
Hi MartinoG88 - welcome to Spacewarps 😃 looks like another galaxy has recently interacted with this one causing some disturbtion...
cluster at 3:30
No lensing for me, AGN perhaps?
Struggling to find a counter image, but the colour is good. Nice Find!
Going with AGN also, have a look here: http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/525131e772c109706600076d
There is an amazing dust lane in the top right galaxy when viewed in Tools 😃
Hi imninad - welcome to Spacewarps 😃
Aaawww, thanks - but I may be a bit quite for the next week...
It's a star. But it is stunning - love the colours when zoomed in, half and half 😃
... could the galaxy be a GZ blue caterpillar? Will PM PeterD.
A close up http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/52503c1c72c1091903000286 . Orange centre looks like an overlap...
LOL - nice one!
Hi @jerem_95 Looking at it in Tools, the colour looks good - but I think it may be chance alignment.
I just got this one, and I think it is an overlap. The object overlapping the galaxy has very similar colouring to the star below left.
The galaxy looks a bit disturbed, so my first thought would be star formation. Looking at it closer, I would say AGN. Have a look in Tools:)
Yes, it is 😃 It is embedded in the galaxy, we would call this a buried ring.
I am going to say no in this case - lenses around edge-on galaxies tend to be around the area of greatest mass ie. the bulge / core.
#star_formation for mid right. Chance alignment for middle top - the galaxy looks a bit lightweight to cause that lensing 😃
Chance alignment for myself.
Bottom right is a #merger so we can expect dislocated arms / tidal tails. Top right the lensing galaxy is a star so no gravitational lensing
Star overlapping a disturbed spiral galaxy- no lensing.
loose #spiral galaxy
Looking at it in closer detail, I wouldsay it has the hallmarks of a #spiral galaxy 😃
Possible AGN? I dont think it is lensing, but it is fascinating 😃
#lens at 3, possible counter image.
10:30 more distinct in QD - pity it is at the edge of the image.
Agree, possible #buriedring - not too prominent in QD | bluer, but still noticeable.
The system itself is a merger, with a nice tidal tail on the left. The odd magenta point looks like an artifact, but I could be wrong.
Looking at the imade in Tools - they are both #sims. #multisim
It is so distant I am not too sure... Even Tools wasn't much help 😦
A spiral arm, with dense areas of star formation 😃 http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524f2c6572c1096f880001da
Not entirely convinced with this one - Struggling to find a counter image, and the alignment seems a bit off. Would love to be wrong 😃
With this one i am going to go with #star_formation
Excellent find @tashipoo 😃 close up http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524f2a7872c1097066000650
The really round one?
Chance overlap for me
Not sure if it is lensing - but it is fascinating in Tools http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524f28e174983204840005d5
4 o'clock - I marked it, but very-very doubtful.
Stunning #ring_galaxy on left 😃
10 towards center #lens , no counter image immediately visible.
Just tweaked my dashboard image and it is visible in the 'g filter - so I would tentatively say #lens 😃
Nice one! In Tools, look at the 'g band 😃 http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524efcbf72c1091903000196
I would of marked it too. Looking at in Tools, it is not visible in the 'g band but It does appear to have a counter image at 4.
That looks like a ring galaxy to me as the ring has a similar color to the galaxy itself.
Wouldn't discount it - nice! Lower right arc is a bit misaligned http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524dda5072c1096f88000094
It is a #simfail 😃 but really pretty one!
Differnt image displayed in QD #bug
Different image on quick dashboard #bug
The 'this is a sim point' popup was off screen to the right #bug
Pitty we cant see the image to the south, not too sure what is going on at 6. Overlap with star or quasar?
A different image was displayed in dashboard #bug
Close up, I am also not too sure -strange one http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524c78be72c1097066000431
That is one possibility! another - merger. http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524b358972c1097072000086
it may be a #simfail but it is a beautiful one 😃
#overlap for me 😃
Hi - that looks like star in our galaxy, the blue rings is an optical artifact, so no lensing for me 😃
I think it is a possibility, also looks quite nice in Tools http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/524afc9572c1097083000036
No, it is a diffraction spike coming from a star just off screen to the left.
In Tools it looks like a spiral arm as it is connected to the core of the galaxy on one end.
A close by irregular galaxy, looks very small.
Hmmm, the alignment seems a bit odd. Around an edge-on galaxy, I would expect it to wrap around the bulge of the galaxy
Could be 😃 They could also be companion galaxies
Magnified it seems to have the characteristics of a spiral, so the bluer area would be the arms. Anyone else?
Looking at the galaxy it is quite young, star bursts perhaps? Zoomed in tools, they do follow a 's' pattern.
At 12:15? With the long tails?
#star_formation is also a possibility along with #lens
Not too sure what to make of it! I was also thinking the galaxy looked a bit small, but the colour is good. Also visible in the 'g band.
Looks even more interesting close up: http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5249b8e672c1093d93000004
Object top right - #merger . Object bottom left looks more like a #ring_galaxy
That is a star in our galaxy - somewhat over exposed!
I only see one core, so I am thinking it is a young spiral settling into its arms 😃 or there is another galaxy off screen
Stunning #spiral 😃
#lens at 3 ?
Just got this one - the counter image could be the blue dot at 8.
Agree with the comments below, two possibles - one at 7 another at 10.
#simfail the arc are way outside the einstein radius for a galaxy of that size.
#lens 5 close to center- possible counter image is visible in dashboard at 7
Marked the galaxy 1:30 close to center, points a bit fuzzy for my liking, but color is not bad. #lens
#simfail it is embedded deep within the spiral at the top right.
It is an optical artifact caused by over exposure of the image. It is intentional so we can pick up lenses around galaxies.
Tools: http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5248248172c10931b000023b Very intresting, 4 blue points are clearly visible.
Not too sure - we do seem to have some merging going on, in Tools we have 2 cores, but it does look like one...
Not so sure about this one, but marked it anyway at 6, closer to center.
Looking at the sim galaxy in the 'i filter in Tools (after making several adjustments), you can see the spiral pattern of the galaxy...
#simfail the points appear to be outside of the einstein radius of the galaxy.
I was tempted to mark this, but decided against it - there is a third object embedded in the galaxy at 6:30, unable to find a forth.
#simfail perhaps? the galaxy looks a bit disturbed.
Still no pop-up to alert that this is a #sim.
Taking a closer look in Tools, it appears to be a #spiral
Looking at the interaction between the galaxies, more likely to be star bursts. If you mean the blue objects at 3 and 9:30, unrelated.
Alineación Chance - el arco no es en torno a una galaxia. *google translate at work 😃
#simfail Not to sure what is happening underneath the sim, hit and miss perhaps?
#tidal_tail at 3
Lol, it is frustrating when you think you have found a #lens only to find it is known!
Would be interesting to see the image to the right,,,
In this case - no. Chance alignment.
not really - all about perspective...
Personally - star formation 😃
Looking at it in Tools - I think it is more likely to be #star_formation - could be wrong!
At what position?
Sorry - I work all day and I currently have the flu - but it is very interesting 😃
I think it is just a chance alignment - sorry 😦
Looking at the lack of curvature I would say it is an overlap of a blue edge-on galaxy.
Yes, Very nice!
It is embedded in the galaxy at 10. Very difficult to see without using Tool / quick dashboard.
I would say yes - the centre galaxy is way too small to cause that lensing.
Not too sure what to make of it... the colour is good.
Discounting the sim, the underlying blue areas seem to trace an 'S' pattern, and at one point connects with the center galaxy.
Slightly on the left - the red and pink objects? No lensing for me, the top left object looks like star overlapping a more distant spiral.
Els beat me to it - I would also go with #star_formation 😃
ditto, to all the comments below.
Even more spectacular when viewed in Tools: http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/523ee2b572c1097ad60001f9
Nice one! When viewing the merger in Tools you can see 2 distinct cores.
The computer doesn't know better - sorry!
Not a lens - a somewhat misplaced arm! I think if we saw the slide to the left we would see an interacting galaxy.
a #merger - looks like an arm has been thrown off 😃
A #spiral galaxy - so no lens. The core looks quite active, wonder if there is a AGN hidden in there 😃
WOW - lovely image 😃
#Multisim They are both sims.
a #spiral_arm - easy to mistake for a lens, remember to look at the colour of the lens / galaxy as well as the structure!
Looking at the colour of the galaxy, it is close by, so no lensing. It also has some features of a spiral. Thinking chance alignment.
It may be a sim, but we have an amazing #irregular galaxy at 7 😃
A #ring_galaxy No lensing - sorry!
Good eyes! In this case I think it is a chance alignment. The lens looks way too big compared to the galaxy
#merger with #starburst to the right?
It is a #simfail - the sims are generated from assumed data, sometimes that data is incorrect and we get a simfail.
The sims really seem to be misbehaving recently! #simfail
lol - not quite the words I would use 😃 #simfail
... Overlap? Also we have a possible counter image at 4. Ideas?
Looking in Tools, I am not inclined to think this is lensing - but, what is it? The left point is too defined to be star formation...
looking closer I would say #merger - the arm to the top is a #tidal_tail
It is most definitely a #sim - wonder what is going on...
@Mizaru I think this is the third example you have found, would you mind creating a thread in the Bug discussion forum with examples?
Another disappearing galaxy... #simfail . The sim is supposed to be the 2 arcs at 9:30, but somehow they are not focused around a galaxy.
Nothing for me - Sorry! Chance alignment.
No lensing for me, just a chance alignment of stars.
lovely #merger #tidal_tails
That looks like an overexposed star, that happens to overlap a nice elliptical galaxy.
I do like the color of that one. Will be nice to try and find a counter image.
The white objects looks like interacting / merging galaxies 😃
I think the orange 'galaxy' is in fact a star. The blue point to the right is coincidental. Other opinions?
nice #dust_trail in the galaxy
I think it may be a blue star overlapping a binary galaxy
It will come around, eventually... 😃
Got excited for a minute... but yes another #multisim
Another rogue #simfail - once again not centered around a galaxy. Its the blue arc at 8 just under the green artifact.
Wow, that has to be one of my favourites!
I suspect it is the blue arcs at 3. #simfail
Without seeing the full image difficult to say, but I suspect it is a merger.
I can't see any sign of a counter image, so I will go with your suggestion of it not being a lens.
That is a bit odd. I can see it using the various filters in Tool - irregular? coincidence?
Looking at the somewhat disturbed shape of the galaxy, I would think it is more likely to be #star_formation
Yes - #multisim
Those are #stars so no lensing. The blue bits are optical #artifacts caused by over exposure.
Only 1 #sim in this image. Looks like we have quite a complicated #merger #overlap at 12.
#star_burst #interacting_galaxies perhaps?
The blue points look quite outside of the einstein radius for a galaxy of that size, so no lensing for me.
#tidal_tail - lovely interaction between the bottom two galaxies.
...but it should be looked at in closer detail.
I would say yes, this is a cluster of galaxies - looking at the colour they all share similar redshifts. Not too sure if it is lensing...
Yes - it is a #multisim
I am more inclined to go with #star_formation. When looking at it in tools, the pattern isn't very regular.
Still takes my breath away two months later - and yes, just got it to classify 😃
Perhaps #starburst ? Tools: http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5235a9ac6030056b3e0000cd
That is a bit busy! No lensing for me - #merger #overlap from a star
Looks like a spiral arm to me. добро пожаловать - google translate 😃
A Tidal Tail - in this case caused by merging / interacting galaxies. Fascinating!
Yes to both questions 😃
Yes, a star overlapping a galaxy.
My suggestion would be a later stage #merger .In Tools you can see 2 cores very close together. Nice!
a #merger 😃
LOL - words do not describe this #simfail 😄
Judging from alignment and lack of definition, More likely #star_formation - Sorry!
I would say it is also not lensing. Looking at it in Tools, it appears to star formation triggered by the two galaxies interacting.
No lensing for me, the yellow object is a star.
After taking a closer look in Tools, seems to be interacting galaxies with active regions of star formation. No lensing for me - Sorry!
Very diffused - more likely to be a spiral galaxy. (it is the object close to the center? Just above the star? )
I can't find it, but I know it was posted by @tashipoo
No, just a disturbed galaxy - possibly by a merger / flyby.
8933 As per Phil's suggestion - contour and mass distribution looks okay.
but also a #simfail 😃
No worries - I am enjoying this 😃 This one is more difficult as all the objects involved are so small. Need time to investigate.
Aaah, this image has been previously discussed in another thread by Budgieye. Will try to find it and post link. Consensus was no lensing.
...also, the lack of curvature in the 'arc' is a giveaway.
This one looks more like #starformation. The reason for the color difference between the core and the arms is that young stars are blue...
That looks very interesting...
Not a lot of curvature. Looking like an edge on overlap.
I think it may be very embedded in the top right galaxy... invisible too us humans!
Chance alignment - the closer white galaxies do not have the mass to cause strong gravitational lensing. Nice early stage #merger to boot!
No lensing going on, but interesting non the less. I am in two minds - merger of 2 fairley young galaxies, or 2 foreground stars. Opinions??
Tools - 'g filter http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5230a8f06030056594000119
Not too sure what to make of this one... Sign of merging, but that is a really compelling arc. Dislocated arm?? Other opinions?
I think this one is also a star - buried rings are very uncommon, in fact, in the last 6 months I have only ever come across one or two..
Looking at the colour, and possible diffraction spikes - I think it is a star.
All the images overlap - so it will come along eventually!
lovely #spiral galaxy with some very active star formation. http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5230a6476030057b25000070
No lensing for me - Sorry!
#Starformation for me 😃 Arcs and lenses are usually very well defined.
Possible 😃 Nice colour, counter image at 7?. It may just be the low resolution, but it would be nice to have more curvature in the arc.
Looking at the image magnified, I has a sneaking suspision that the orange object is a star. Other opinions?
I think overlap. The galaxy appears quite close to us and has the features of a loose spiral. Not enough mass to cause strong lensing.
Always go with your first instinct! No such thing as a wrong answer 😃 Tools is not giving us any clues either. Gut feeling - spiral arm.
The counter image could be embedded within the cluster - we will have to look very closely for it.
Yes 😃 #multisim
The alignment with the galaxy looks really off - more likely to be a spiral arm.
Yes 😃 they are starting to interact with each other.
...triggered by the 2 galaxies combining. Try looking at it in Tools, you will be able to see the different regions.
Looks more like a #merger of 2 galaxies than a cluster. The bright blue area are starbursts - intense regions of star formation...
#spiral galaxy with star formation. You can see the arms extend from the core. #no_lens
Looking at the similar colour of the galaxy and the points, suggests similar redshifts. I would say it is unlikely to be lensed quasars.
The red dot is not a galaxy, so no lensing for me.
#No_lens for me. Nice #merger.
...The ring pattern of the galaxy is more visible in Tools, when playing around with the colour.
My gut instinct says #spiral or #psuedo_ring galaxy. The brighter blue regions are caused by very active #star_formation...
Playing around in Tools, and adjusting the colour scale http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/522f61d5e1e4677221000003
It's a spiral arm 😃 If you look to the left od the same galaxy you can see another faint arm.
...suggests different redshifts, so the orange one if further away. Doesn't explain why the blue galaxy is misshapen.
No lensing for me, 2 galaxies but I am still trying to work out their relationship. In Tools they appear unconnected, the color also...
Too straight for an arc, and no counter image. Chance alignment of an ellipitcal and edge-on galaxy.
The orange object is a #star so #no_lens for me.
...edge-on galaxy is unconnected.
Looking in Tools, the top orange object appears to be a star. The lower 2 objects seem to be merging elliptical galaxies... . The bottom...
Looking at the alignment of the points and the difference in colour, I think it is unlikely.
Difficult to tell, looking at the definition / fuzziness of the galaxy, I am more inclined to go with starformation. Would love to be wrong!
Yes, it is a #multisim
Yes 😃 that is the simulated lens - an einstein ring.
It is a known candidate 😃
To remove a marker, click on it again and then click on either 'x' or 'remove all markers'. I don't see any lensing in this image??? Did...
...you get a popup saying there was one?
I agree #simfail
My french is also really dodgy...
Wow, I can imagine the man hours that takes. Bien fait!
In fact you have given me an idea - see Modelling board 😃
Not a bad first attempt 😃 I would suggest moving the light blue point more left, onto the the brightest point of the arc.
Hope you don't think I am stalking you Claude 😃 #Model http://mite.physik.uzh.ch/data/008497
#star_bursts : What an active region! Close by galaxies, loads of mergings going on, really interesting - #no_lens
...behind that is causing the tidal trail? Or is the galaxy to the left a late stage merger?
You are right - it is interesting... I was thinking merger, but the object to the right is clearly a star. Is there something hidden ...
Thinking more #sattelite than lensing.
C_cld has secret sources.... It is a mystery to me too 😃
As this is a blind study, that information is not easily accessible.
a edge-on galaxy, far far away?
Nothing at NW either 😉 The object at 1 is a star, so no lensing for me.
My take on the #Model http://mite.physik.uzh.ch/data/008458 still needs revision at 7.
#simfail ... would be quite spectacular if it were real.
Not seeing any curvature - unlikely to be a lens - Sorry!
Nice one at that!
10 - #lens? or more likely overlap?
Another #merger - Just starting to touch!
Looking at the galaxy, highly unlikely - Sorry.
I agree with Els - not likely to be lensing. 4 way merger perhaps?
The diffuse blue bits are stars in a near-by galaxy. Just got it to classify this one 😃
I am going to go with #overlap the dot on the right also looks a bit artificial...
Looks like an overlap / chance alignment to me - Sorry!
Still trying to work out Tools - but here you go: http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/522adeb9e1e46712ce0003d0
I will go with satellite galaxy or star formation. Very undefined.
No worries 😃 - I am interested to hear what other people make of it!
Not too sure what to make of it at first look... a closer by irregular galaxy overlapping 2 orange ellipticals? Don't think it is lensing...
2nd opinion needed... Els | Budgie | Claude ????
You could try using Tools for a better look - top right corner ? I will try with this object and post back in a bit...
Yes. Definitely not lensing, but until we get better spectra on the object we cannot rule out the possibility it may be a quasar.
That looks the beginnings of a really nice #ring_galaxy - you are correct the blue areas are #star_formation
You may now come out of the corner 😄 😄 All is forgiven...
There are 2 sims 😃 The arc around the top orange galaxies, and the quasar point around the RHS galaxy.
No need to be sarcastic... have you read any of the replies I have left you?
Personally I am going with overlap.
The object on the left hand side is a #star so chance alignment.
I think the red object is more likely to be a star, so no for me.
Very difficult to tell, instinct says no - thinking more likely #spiral arms.
I am not too sure, my initial thought was yes, but after playing around in Tools, I am not sure. Second opinion other Mods / Science team?
link to may dashboard http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/5227734ae1e4673995000336
We are not the only Zooniverse project - so we have to share processing resources with all the other projects 😃
Me playing around in Tools - blue blob clearly visible. http://tools.zooniverse.org/#/dashboards/spacewarp/522771aae1e46744600002d6
Even without the dashboard I can the blue colour - very interesting worth a second look!
The blue point at the 6 of the galaxy looks good, bit worried by the color of the supposed counter image. Still interesting none the less!
#star_formation in a #spiral
Thats a nice one Claude!
Strange, very irregular curvature... are we thinking imposter?
The alignment is a bit weird to be lensing (could still be wrong), so I am thinking either satellite galaxies, or clumps of star formation.
I am a She 😉
I decided it was a #spiral galaxy with #star_formation. When you open it in Tools it is more apparent 😃
No worries 😃 I think mergers are awesome 😃
#starburst from 2 merging galaxies.
Where? 😃 We tend to use the clock face system to point out the objects... At 12?
Perhaps you should report it in the bug thread?
That is really beautiful ...
Thats a really good model! Clean and smooth contours, nice mass distribution. Thinking maybe the lower blue arc is not connected.
No lensing for me.
I agree with C_cld - stars.
That look like a star to me. Anyone else?
lol - #simfail
I will go with star formation. Trying to decide if it is a polar ring, or psuedo ring galaxy.
Chance alignment - the blue object is a galaxy.
It is also weird in the dashboard. I don't think it is lensing, possibly an AGN? Hopefully @Budgieye will come along and have a look.
Look more like clumps of #star_formation in a #spiral. The alignment is interesting none the less.
Not likely to be lensing.
a loose #spiral galaxy - from the looks of it quite close by.
... and that data is just as important as the sims you mark! Have you read http://blog.spacewarps.org/2013/05/27/sim-city/
I do not know why you are so concerned with missing some sims - some of them will be difficult to detect...
... I wouldn't spend too much time analysing the sims 😃
The sims are sometimes not accurate, as they get generated using data that is assumed about the foreground galaxy. We call them #simfails..
going to warp speed 😉
Not for the sims, no.
I am going to go with #starburst caused by 2 galaxies interacting.
I really don't know what you mean by guide lines???
Bit concerned by the drastic difference in colour of the points. Thinking chance alignment is more likely.
Did you see a counter image in the bluer filter of the quick dashboard?
Very fuzzy - but my gut instinct says no lens. 2 objects on 1 side of loose spiral, no visible counter image.
I think that could just be #star_formation
Hi 😃 what object are you referring to?
The colour look nice, no sign of a counter image - possible buried.
I would call that a #simfail
A bit too fuzzy and non-descript to be a lens - sorry! Looks more like a ring to me
where? I see a nice merger at 9, but nothing in this image suggests lensing...
Looks like a dwarf galaxy to me ?
Bit worried about the alignment of the 'arc', seem out of sync with the galaxy. No lensing IMO.
#lens at 12? Bit far from the lensing cluster ?
Another star 😃 so no lensing for me!
That looks like a star to me!
Chance alignment - the top blue blob is a #edge_on galaxy
Looks like one of PeterD (galaxyZoo) caterpillar galaxies...
I am going to say no for this image...
That is a local cluster, so not likely to cause strong gravitational lensing. Nice tidal bridge between the top 2 galaxies.
The colour between the 2 points is noticeably different. Would also prefer the bottom point to be more defined and less fuzzy.
Very fuzzy - looking at the alignment I am more likely to go with star formation. The color between the two points is also different.
Difficult to tell in the dashboard, but the colouring is nice!
The color distortion could be due to a processing error? It is a nice #spiral with possibly an #AGN at the core.
Looks like a star overlapping an elliptical galaxy - no lens for me 😦
That looks like a close by dwarf galaxy
The green blob? - that is just an optical artifact.
Nice chance alignment 😃
That one does look interesting! Pity about the star and artifacts... they will make things slightly more difficult.
That looks like a disturbed #spiral_galaxy , the blue bits are regions of star formation in the arms. Very easy to mistake for a lens!
#multisim ? the white galaxy directly above the quad has an einstein ring. Better viewed in the bluer filter.
looking at the object in the dashboard it appears to have 2 cores. Thinking later stage merger, arms forming into ring, with star formation
That is the simulated lens - although in this cause I would call it a #simfail as it superimposed over a disturbed spiral
8 o'clock, directly below the diffraction spike?
Nice! Just got this one 😃 Known lens candidate...
11:30 and lower 12 around the cluster #lens ?
That looks like a chance alignment but without having the full object to classify, I could be wrong.
That is a difficult one! I am more likely to go with group...
#simfail looks like a head on displaced spiral
That does looking interesting - they are also visible in the dashboard.
It might be a while as we are still actively classifying the current dataset...
Difficult to tell, as the image terminates at that point! Thinking #overlap or possibly #spiral
I am more inclined to go with #star_formation
Yeah, I had the same feeling but the alignment was really nice...
Both the blue point at 1 and the faint counter image at 7 are visible in the dashboard in the 'u 'g 'r filters.
I have no idea what to make of this one!
Looks really nice in the bluer filter of the quick dashboard! #lens
Agree with the posts below - we also seem to have a nice (but somewhat discoloured) counterimage.
I think those blue dots are artifacts,looking in the dashboard they are only visible in the 'r filter
Not too sure about 6...
Chance alignment - the blue bits are spiral arms on a galaxy, and they are being overlapped by a orange elliptical
Yes 😃 #simfail
Please report it in the bug thread...
satellite or asteroid
yes, two sims 😃
I see interaction between the two galaxies, but no lensing.
#no_lens ,oblique pseudo-ring galaxy
#tidal_tails caused by merging galaxies
I don't think it is a lens - #spiral galaxy with #star_formation
#spiral #no_lens the blue bits are star forming regions of the galaxy
lol - if we looked at the image to the left I think we might find another galaxy interacting with this one 😃
Chance alignment - The jet is a edge-on galaxy, possibly with a sattelite - the bright spot a star... good eyes though 😃
I don't think there is any lensing going on here - star formation and a chance alignment perhaps?
Personally, I would say unlikely - the galaxy is not truly edge-on, and the points are too far from the centre of mass (the galactic core).
I would say this one is a #simfail - lightweight #spiral galaxy!
Stars do not have enough mass to cause strong gravitational lensing, so I think bottom right is just a chance alignment 😃
#irregular galaxy with clumps of #star_formation
perfectly normal - lenses are very rare. I tend to go through hundreds of images before marking a potential lens 😃
No - unless they are simfails. As mods, we tag the sims, so other users won't be confused with images posted.
Sorry, No 😦
#no_lens : when viewing in dashboard it is clearly 3 unconnected objects
That is my gut instinct as well 😃
#artifact : it is not visible in any of the dashboard filters.
#Spiral galaxy with a lot of #star_formation
No worries, some of the #sims are a bit troublesome...
That is a nice one! #lens or #ring
In this case - looking at the rest of the image, I think chance overlap. Similar object at 7 further out. Hope I am wrong...
It is a simulated lens or #sim - a training image 😃 Helps us keep on our toes!
does look interesting!
Just got this one... far right - #star overlapping elliptical galaxy
Wow, that is a stunner in the dashboard!
.. to cause gravitational lensing. If the color of the points / galaxy were reversed, then maybe.
I think that is just a chance alignment - white / blue suggest closer to us. A galaxy that small, near by, would not have the mass ....
looking in the dashboard, I think it may be a merger
#tidal_tails caused by galaxies merging / interacting
Chance alignment of galaxies
That's a #merger of 2 galaxies - amazing aren't they!
#simfail - it is a sim that went bad 😃
Not lensing, but I think Budgie may be onto something. I have viewed it in the dashboard and the blue bits extend from the core.
I think that may just be #star-formation, esp because of the distortion at the top.
marked it as one - just in case. Can't help thinking it is a pseudo-ring / spiral galaxy.
I am sorry I do not see any lensing in this image. Just a nice #spiral at the right and other nondescript galaxies / stars
I flagged it as well, bit concerned about the color difference of the 2 points.
bottom left #lens ? faint counter image in the 6 of the galaxy. Alignment of the top arc is a bit of a worry.
a very clumpy disturbed #spiral
#simfail spiral galaxy
Nice #spiral_galaxy up top and a satellite galaxy below! Yeah, and there is a #sim
Too fuzzy to tell - sorry! Thinking it is more likely to be a spiral galaxy overlapped by a star.
That is interesting! In the dashboard the points are visible in u g r i z
It is caused by a very bright object (in this case, a star in our galaxy) just off image. It overwhelmed the ccd camera.
Very fuzzy - and under magnification I see a definate spiral pattern. As you suggested #star_formation
The one closer to the galaxy is a possibility - a counter image could be hidden, so there is always hope!
I think that looks interesting!
It is a #sim - There is a bug with a few of the training images where you don't get a pop-up. There is a thread in the 'Bugs' board.
It is like a twitter hashtag - in this case I would tag the image #sim . It is so we can categorize images, to make searching easy.
It is a #sim 😃
That looks like a #merger, so the blue arc would be star formation triggered by the collision.
I would say ring or psuedo ring galaxy, overlapped by a star or two. No red arc for me.
#merger of 2 galaxies
At the very top? That is a spiral galaxy viewed at an oblique angle
yes, this is a #multisim image. There is a bug in the dashboard when there is more than 1 sim.
1 oclock is a star, so no buriedring
Finally got this one to classify - Nice 😄
interesting #psuedo_ring galaxy at mid right. Polar perhaps?
#simfail nice #merger and look at that #tidal_tail
there does appear to be interaction between the two, so yes #merger
Aqua object embedded in top right spiral? Any idea?
Nice #barred_spiral top left
I think that is just a satellite trail that happened to cross a edge-on galaxy 😃 (Don't want newbies to get confused 😉 )
I am thinking a possible AGN... C_cld or Budgie would know better. Definitely not a overlap.
No, the image is not marked as a training image, so no sims present 😃
optical artifacts, have you read this http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000002/discussions/DSW0000301
I would say yes - definitely not a lens
The object at 8 is a star overlapping a galaxy. Object bottom left star.
I don't see any lensing, just a very fuzzy blue galaxy.
#spiral galaxy, see Anupreetas explanation below
#no_lens disturbed spiral
I would agree #merger
That looks like another #star - sorry!
That is a galaxy at 6 😃 Very diffused - so unlikely to be a lens. Thinking close spiral, possibly ring.
Nice one elizabeth!
Very loose 2 armed #spiral galaxy - the blue points are arms
Nice inner and outer ring visible on galaxy at 3 - #no_lens
Seeing as there is a similar image at 5 - I would say #star
As far as I know there were only 400000 images to classify and a lot of those have been retired. So, it is possible.
nice little #merger at 3
I think you are right #star
Because of the formation of the objecct, I am more likely to go with #star-formation
yes, looks like a #multisim
optical artifact again 😃 caused by the camera being overwhelmed by a very bright star.
Up in the top right? That is an optical arc caused by a very bright star off image... and the other 2 bright objects are stars in our galaxy
I am a bit concerned about the difference in colour between the upper 2 points and arc - perhaps a #spiral with satellite galaxies?
I think the top right object is an overexposed star.
Long shot, but lower right corner
overlap of 2 edge-on galaxies - nice!
Fantastic #merger 😃
#lens? Top right, no counter image visible in the quick dashboard.
Agree with Mitch - possible underlying #lens ?
#star-formation triggered by merging galaxies.
#star-formation, way too fuzzy to be a lens.
I don't think that is a lens, looks like a spiral arm.
where did you mark it?
I don't see anything unusual - sorry!
Definite #spiral, not too sure where the bar is? Clicked on the r-band and I only got spiral arms ???
Dwarf galaxy perhaps? interesting pink blobs on the right near core. No lensing though.
9 o'clock - faint counter image at 5 and 7. Not entirely convinced #lens ?
11 o'clock #lens
Discounting the #sim - nice #lens underneath!
gorgeous #spiral galaxy
#ring_galaxy with #overlap
... strong gravitational lensing. The blue arc is most likely an irregular galaxy. #no_lens
I think that is just a chance alignment, the object it is arcing around is a star. Stars are not massive enough to cause...
Mmmmm, I thought about that too, but was a bit worried about the massive color differentiation. Would it matter @C_cld?
... but can't help thinking chance alignment. The colours of the points are quite different.
Off the cuff I would say no, but it is a very busy image so it will take longer to analyse. The larger of the galaxies looks interesting...
Looking at the interaction, I would say #merger.
What needs checking?
With budgieye on this one, possible late stage #merger
It is a chance alignment - the red dot is a star in our galaxy. Always try to look for a counter image.
It is a star. It has diffraction spikes - and the aqua ring is due too image processing - stars tend to overwhelm the camera somewhat 😃
Thinking optical artifacts from the image processing. Under magnification other objects in the vicinity have similar discoloration.
I always finds it help looking the the whole image. If it is a star you will find similar coloured object else where in the image.
Yes, that does look like a #merger
The bright blue object? I am thinking it could be a star.
It is a spiral arm of a close by galaxy - those blue bits are all stars, so no lensing.
Yes that is the sim, but this image is a #simfail. That galaxy is too close and small to cause strong gravitational lensing. Also a merger
That is interesting! Two cores suggests it may be a merger, with star formation, but the color makes it worthy of another look 😃
That looks like a good one!
Looks like a overlap between a star and edge-on galaxy - No lensing! 😃
Looks just like a star forming galaxy for me...
Taking the rest of the image into account - thinking chance alignment.
I would go with artifact
No worries - here to help 😃
That looks like a close bye galaxy - not likely too produce lensing. I think the orange galaxies are a chance alignment, and far far away...
This was a 'no lens' training image, but I have noticed we tend to other objects in these training images that could be mistaken for lenses
...edge-on and spiral galaxies are somewhat on the light side.
I would say no, lensing has to be within the Einstein radius of the galaxy, and that radius depend on the mass...
look here for more info : http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=276702.0
Looks like a asteroid - It moved while the image was taken, so you will get dots in the colors of the different filters
Trails in red / blue or green are usually meteors / satellites / planes. These images have been cleaned up, but you sometimes you get a line
#spiral galaxy. The spiral arms appear to be very loose, giving it an elongated appearance
Hi Star hunter, I don't see any lensing in this image. The green arc going across the image is an optical #artifact
2 different stars - the blue in the upper right of both of them is an optical artifact
Underneath the sim there appears to be an #lens slightly further out at 7 and 4
For this one I am going with chance alignment. The red object appears to be a star - but I would love to be proved wrong!
Definitely worth a closer look! Bit worried that the bottom object looks like it is front of the galaxy - otherwise Nice Find!
I would say #disturbed-spiral or #irregular galaxy. I don't think it is a merger.
The colour is very interesting, what did it look like in the QD?
Very fuzzy and very distant. I would say more likely to be a spiral galaxy.
yes, a quad - we would say it is a cusp alignment
Bottom left is a star, so no lensing.
Possibly a #ring-galaxy? Doesn't seem to definition one would see in a einsteing ring?Amazing, none the less!
There does appear to be a very faint counter image at 11 in QD bouer - not entirely convinced that is a galaxy!
The red squiggle is a loose spiral galaxy (possibly viewed edge on?) - looks disturbed. Perhaps merging with the other spiral just above it
Hi Helen, I would suggest downloading Google chrome and using that for Spacewarps - it is faster and the dashboard works 😃
I don't think the galaxy @ 4 has lensed quasars. They are quite different in colour, and the one on the left is very fuzzy.
It is possible it could be a merger - you can see what appears to be a tidal tail extending from the top of the objects. Overlap also
#lens ? at top center 11
Overlap at 5?
Yes, I would go with optical #artifact
Looks like a cluster of galaxies - possible interaction between 1 or more of them
Thinking #star-formation myself. The blue blob to the NE is a companion galaxy. Not uncommon with spiral galaxies.
... companion galaxy perhaps? Also thought quasar initially, but the position led me to believe it was unlikely.
Just had this to classify - no lensing, as no counter image was visible (among other things). #spiral galaxy ...
no counter image in the QD - thinking chance alignment. Marked it anyway 😃
I think that may be a chance alignment - the blue blob does not seem to wrap itself around the #edge-on galaxy . Possible #dust-lane!
Maybe a faint counter arc in the 10 o'clock position - would love to see it in bluer filter!
Not a lens, but perhaps a disturbed galaxy. I have no idea what is causing it, as I cannot see a companion galaxy. Interesting image.
You are not wrong there!
A satellite trail - most of them are removed during processing, but a bit of residue remains
looking at the colours, I think it is a companion galaxy or merger
looking at it again, I am going to say no lensing 😦 #star-formation in a early stage #merger
Awesome! #barred #spiral
No worries 😃 - I still have to take a breath when looking at some of these galaxies 😄
??? lower left - was convinced it was a slightly deformed sim.
Stunning!! A #barred #ring #galaxy and it has an outer ring as well!
I would also go with #edge-on galaxy. The blue object looks like a star
looking at the clarity / colour of the object I am going to say star.
No lens 😃 That is a star with a close by a sort of edge-on galaxy
#spiral galaxy - appears to be settling into a ring pattern. Clumps of #star-formation
odd nebulousness in a band upper right and across the bottom of the image
#loose #disturbed #spiral upper right
#simfail thought it was a companion galaxy and did not mark it.
Mmm, difficult to say. That galaxy is very distant!
#edge-on #lens? also visible in bluer filter
#merger in the bluer filter looks like we have 3 cores
big galaxy at the top apparently contains a sim - could not even see it in the bluer filter.
Wow - look at that #star-formation !
#merger top right
That is 2 galaxies #merging - amazing!
There is a purpose for having the sims - have you read this http://blog.spacewarps.org/2013/05/27/sim-city/
I would say that they are stars. We will only be able to view this image in the bluer filter, when the new full dashboard gets released.
II don't think it is a edge-on galaxy - but the color is interesting. Did you see a counter image?
I would go with #star-formation #spiral galaxy
Did you get a pop-up to say there was one? I think I can see one in the elliptical galaxy at 7. Would be clearer in the QD bluer filter
#spiral galaxy. No lensing, the bright 'lenses' are quite possible the ends of a bar.
The object @2 has the features of a spiral galaxy, the 'lenses' are in fact spiral arms.
#merger 😄 and a nice one at that!
#merger upper right
I would go either with #overlap or with #edge-on galaxy and companion
Bottom left is a star - the blue bit is an optical artifact 😃
#simfail most definitely
I think that looks like a possibility. Slight difference in the color is a bit of a concern, but alignment is nice.
...so we could be dealing with starbursts. Too interesting to discount - will hand over to one the Scientists
Wow, that is very weird! I think I can count 5 points, which would discount it as a lensed quasar. There are also signs of merging...
No lens here 😃 That object looks like 2 galaxies merging, the blue bits are areas of rapid star formation.
Very fuzzy indeed! I think it is more possible to be a spiral galaxy, with the two dots on either side being the arms 😃
Not a training image so it is not contain a sim.
red orb at right is a star 😃 You can see the diffraction spikes.
are you talking about the two objects left of the bright star at the bottom? They are also stars 😃
both are sims #multisim
These images are heavily processed, so those dots are optical artifacts.
#multisim one at 10, the other below at 9.
Looking at the object, I would say it is more likely to be a #ring-galaxy
That's a #star in our galaxy 😃
personally I would go with dwarf...must be really close by. First time I have seen an object of this type in this survey.
Could it be related too ASW00062n8 and ASW00062qt? @C-cld - any idea?
Looks like an #edge-on galaxy overlapped by a star.
When discounting the sim and the colour distortion thereof, I think there may be 2 quasar points hiding underneath.
answered you in the discussion --->
Looking at this image I think it may be a #multisim
amazing #tidal-tail #merger
#spiral galaxy : You can see the arms in the bottom right and top left corners of the galaxy.
Left of sim - I thinks that is star formation triggered by merging galaxies.
A bit too fuzzy to be a lens, #spiral galaxy somewhat disturbed.
#spiral galaxy at 9, possible #merger at 7.
Mmmm, could be a white star overlapping a bulge-less galaxy? Or a galaxy with a very active off-center core?
I think overlap of galaxies. Difficult to tell if there is interaction.
It is an optical artifact, maybe a tumbling asteroid, only captured in the blue filter?
That is a star 😃 the blue bits are optical artifacts caused by processing.
@john21baxter please post a question or comment. We are not psychic 😃
Thanks @lamperti 😃
I do not think there is any lensing going on here - just a lot of interaction between two near-by galaxies 😃
No dustlanes 😃
A #fuzzball and a overlap with another galaxy.
Mmmm, I would like to see more colour differentiation between the two - also a counter image
#spiral galaxy: the difference in colour between the core and the outer edges is due to the star formation in the arms
Aaaah, the 'Big Foot' image 😃 A few of us have had a look at this one and did not find any apparent lensing.
The colors of the two points are very different - maybe star formation?
That is strange... They have a similar colour to the galaxy, suggesting the same redshift. I will get @Budgieye to have a look
Mmmm, the positioning is a bit off, the distance from the galaxy for the lower lens is a bit distant - so #simfail but realistic
...as I don't see similar color elsewhere in the image. In particular down in the 7 position. Will get @budgieye to have a look.
It is not marked as a training image, so no sim... The pink color is very unusual. Not an artifact...
The bright blue bits are starbursts - rapid star formation caused by the merging process.
I would say so - the galaxy looks to close to us too cause strong lensing, and it is a spiral!
more likely a #star , this is a #no-lens training image
Hi @jt Yes, then sim is in the upper right - sometimes the colours are a bit mismatched. In real life they will be quite similar..
The one in the lower left looks as if it is more likely to be star formation in a #spiral galaxy. The green dot is more interesting...
... I don't see any other similar coloured objects in the image, Pity we don't have the full dashboard yet.
Great #dustlane in the top left galaxy
Nice! Another local cluster of galaxies 😃
Not likely to be a lens.
Hi 😃 simfails are sims that are inserted over galaxies that could not possibly cause lensing. Can you reported the dashboard issue in help?
@Fbloggs can you please not enter empty hashtags. Either enter a comment or ask a question. Thanks!
@phildavies1950 Can you please post a comment, instead of an empty hashtag - Thank you 😃
Hi lesbenn and welcome - What object are you referring to?
When the full dashboard comes online we will have that functionality.
That is what we would call a #simfail
Yes, you can see interaction and star formation between the two lower. Not too sure if the elliptical is also involved in the equation.
The object at 5 is a star, so no lensing.
Not necessarily massive - just close by 😃
There is a very bright star off image. The non-dark bits are optical artifacts.
The bright object? That is a star in our galaxy. They tend to overwhelm the camera...
Mmmmm, I would say a nearly edge-on and companion galaxy. The colors are very similar so no quasars!
Looking at the whole image, I think it is two stars overlapping.
looking at the galaxy I think it may be a displaced spiral arm. If it were a lens I would expect a more colour differentiation between.
I think it is because of the differentiation of colors in the other image. IMHO neither are candidates.
It is a #spiral galaxy - the arms are wrapped quite tightly around the core of the galaxy, that is what is giving it an 'odd' appearance.
That is a #spiral galaxy - the 'lens' you are seeing is in fact spiral arms 😃
tell me about it! It does look nice, bit worried the colour could be an artifact due to the star
Not a simfail 😃 I have encountered real lenses that have a similar shape.
Although it is quite busy, I don't see any signs of lensing...
Just your bog-standard #spiral galaxy, no lensing
I would say it is a spiral arm 😃
Looks like one of @budgieye #fuzzballs
a simulated lens #sim
Firstly - in the galaxy in question - star overlap at 12. Taking that out of the equation, a spiral galaxy with star formation. No lensing.
agree with @budgieye
#starburst in upper right corner. In all likelihood caused by merging galaxies.
Looking at the galaxy I would say that is a loose spiral arm - no lens 😃
That looks more like an elliptical (E3) galaxy than a edge-on. Not likely to be a lens.
That looks like star formation in a spiral galaxy. No lens here.
Looks too disturbed and nearby to cause lensing.
Think so, maybe you should report it in the bug thread.
Just a single star 😃 All the stars tend to overwhelm the camera, so they look pretty weird in the bluer filter!
just #sim is good 😃
Same here - Sorry 😦
The red dot is a star, the blue bits are star formation.
Looking at the color of the galaxy, I would say it is quite near by - not likely to cause gravitational lensing. Thinking star formation.
The Galaxies in the lower left...
... so it is very unlikely the galaxy and the lens will have the same color.
The color of the lens depends on the distant object that is behind the foreground galaxy, that already suggests a change in redshift...
No, looking at the colour it is a near by smaller galaxy. Not likely to cause strong gravitational lensing.
I thought you meant the one at 12 at the edge (ie. at top)
I agree - star formation.
It's not marked as one ???
Sometimes the sims are more of a hindrance than help!
Whats the blue bit below the sim? overlap?
No worries 😃
I'm sorry I don't see anything there?
Did the message box point to the galaxy at 4?
#simfail the sim is off frame, all you can see is a few pixels at 9
They also appear to be different colours, so I am thinking chance alignment. I agree, they do look a little bit far set from the galaxy
Too close by to cause strong gravitational lensing.
I think there may something hiding underneath the #sim (see point at 5:30, not related to the sim).
#quadsim two are joined in 10 position
Thought it might be, the the color is too precise and vivid. If it were a background galaxy it should be quite fuzzy and muted.
Don't know if it is polar, because of disturbances at 2 and the ring seems to fold back at 7. I am not an expect on rings 😃 @C_cld???
I do not know what the magenta spot in the arm is 😕
no 😃 Very tight spiral galaxy
no, la galaxia del anillo ***google translate at work
Out of the 2 - I would say the bottom is more likely - but would like to see more curvature and a counter image.
Thinking early stage merger (although concerned about color of galaxy on left), most likely tidal streams.
Mergers are known to ignite rapid star formation, so I think that is the more likely explanation.
Hi @inchi60 😃 What object are you referring to, so I can have a look?
looks like another 'nearby' galaxy cluster 😃
Although it is a known lens - can't find it on the CFHTLS list.
#lens - even under the bluer filter it was almost impossible to see a counter image.
#simfail lenticular or edge on galaxy
That looks like a #spiral galaxy with a companion or overlap
That looks like a star - you can see diffraction spikes, so no lensing 😃
That looks like a disturbed spiral galaxy to me - no lensing. Sorry
Yes! In this case we call them diffraction spikes
It is a bit too fuzzy to be a lens - and I would expect it too curve more around the foreground galaxy 😃
#simfail face-on spiral.
Hi norfron, that looks like a #spiral galaxy. No lensing, sorry.
No I think that is a star, so no lensing. Sorry!
Yes it does, the sim is in the big spiral galaxy. Have you tried using thee bluer filter?
Not being able to see the entire object, I would say #irregular with a lot of star formation.
It's a #simfail you can't actually see the sim in this frame.
#sim - Apart from the sim I do not see any further lensing.
Which object? If it is the oblique spiral at 7, I think it is highly unlikely 😦
What feedback did you get?
no, chance overlap. If it were quasar points, I would expect them to be very similar colours.
I don't think it is a lens, just a spiral galaxy. It is very fuzzy and I would of expected it too be a deeper blue.
I am thinking more disturbed spiral with clumps of star formation. If it were a lens I would expect the color definition to be clearer.
To be honest I do not think it is a lens. I have look at it under magnification and there is nothing unusual.
going for #ring myself 😃
#simfail lightweight galaxy, lens too far away.
possible #lens at 3, pity we have an optical artifact going straight through it!
No, I do not think there is any lensing going on. Not too sure what is causing the nebulousity.
Very difficult to say - that is one very fuzzy object!
Could be 😃 - or maybe a #ring galaxy
Difficult to say - if it were lensing, I would also expect the foreground galaxies to be a lot bigger
If you are referring to the galaxy at the bottom, I would say you are correct. The one point looks white.
I would call it a #simfail the galaxy looks too disturbed to generate lensing
Looks a bit blurry and disturbed to be a lens
Stunning! Must admit my heart did skip a beat when I got this one to classify 😃
#simfail looks like the sim is placed over a #merger
Also marked it as a #lens but can't help wishing the definition of the points could be clearer. Galaxy also seems a bit lightweight.
Could it be a tidal ring? If it is a merger, it could be possible?
#simfail spiral galaxy , possible #merger because of the distended arm
#AGN upper left?
I think it is more likely to be a spiral arm - but worth a look into.
Very busy part of the universe 😃
The alignment is wrong - I think it may just be an overlap 😃 Galaxy is interesting - look like it has two cores.
@anita1000 What happened when you clicked on the 'finished' button?
Could you see a counter image in the QD at all? It could just be a overlap, but it does look interesting.
The one at 8 is a sim, the one at 7 looks like a possible lens candidate.
Upper object - I think that could be a star, faint diffraction spike at 3 and 9. Also overlap?
Lower galaxy - I would like to see more arcing towards the galaxy - also thinking overlap.
Looks like star-formation within the galaxy. Would be nice to see the entire object!
It could be a spiral arm, but worth another look when we have the full dashboard.
Looks like an overlap of galaxies.
I don't think that is a lens, the thin blue line looks like an edge-on galaxy.
The green point looks like an artifact, possibly caused by an asteroid. Similar red object below. Possibly moved between frames?
Very weird looking #sim
#edge-on at 10, no counter image in QD
I was thinking star formation, unusual that it is clumpy, yet defined and in a spiral pattern. Google could not translate that!
I do not speak Spanish - google translate at work!
No estrellas o sims. Interesante.
They are stars, the reason why they look odd is that they have artifacts in the upper right corner due to over processing 😃
I agree - very pretty! I hate marking them simfail when I know so much has gone into creating them 😦
That is fascinating! Could still be star formation from a merger, in the meantime - possible #lens
Sorry - thought you meant the one at the edge of the image!
Looks very straight, would be nice to have more arcing towards the foreground galaxy.
Interesting object at 12:30 close to center. More likely to be a #spiral or #ring galaxy
#lens at 11? or #ring-galaxy?
#simfail the sim wasn't even visible in the bluer filter
Mmmm, I don't see anything, but it does look like a nice cluster that could cause lensing. Maybe one of my counterparts could look...
I also think it is a overlap with a star (possibly both are stars?).
A one eyed smiley face 😄
I am going with #overlap. The galaxy seems nearby, unlikely to cause lensing of that magnitude.
My gut instinct says overlap.
#quasar point at 6, no sign of a counter image in QD. Overlap of star perhaps?
#irregular galaxy. Amazing!
#simfail galaxy looks a bit too disturbed to cause lensing.
possible #redarc at 6:30
I would go with random alignment 😃
Popcorn? I wasn't even online and I heard it! 😄
... slightly by the foreground / lensing galaxy.
Looking at the size of the foreground galaxy, I would say no. Remember lenses are verydistant objects that have been magnified
Looking at the tidal streams and star formation I would say yes 😃
ignorning the #sim at 1 - what about 2? #lens ?
#simfail the arcs are bigger than the galaxy
or clumps of star formation 😃
I am going to go with #spiral - the arms are settling into a lovely ring. #no-lens
It is very fuzzy... difficult too say
I think that may be two stars overlapping.
That is a really nice #barredspiral galaxy. No lensing - sorry!
Off center at 9 - not a lens. Star / galaxy overlap? or artifact?
I think it is a #multisim
I will go with spiral arms 😃
I think the blue dots are artifacts - you can see them all over the image.
They are quite diffused, the alignment is interesting. Don't want to discount it, but thinking star formation.
I think it may just be star formation in the arms of a #spiral galaxy. The points are distended and point away from the galaxy.
Apart from the #sim I am not seeing any lensing
Yes #simfail 😃
The alignment looks wrong - also very close to the elliptical galaxy below, seems to be some interaction. Going with star formation.
An overlap or chance alignment 😃 The two orange objects look like stars. Lovely edge-on galaxy
A bit pronounced to be lensing around a edge-on galaxy. Position is good, but the colors of the 2 points are different. Thinking overlap.
I don't think there is any lensing, but it is interesting - early stage #merger perhaps? That would account for the blue bits... puzzling.
That is a nice one! #spiral
No, I think that is just a chance alignment.
I would say yes - but @Budgieye is more familiar with it than myself.
You are correct - so it is unlikely to be a lens 😃
#simfail upper left - spiral galaxy
@Damon22 I will put in a request to have the image to the south posted in Chat - may take a day or so 😃
very busy patch of sky 😃 #mergers #overlap
#simfail lenses very displaced
Very fuzzy - more inclined to say not a lens. The red color of the one arc is fascinating
ignoring the #sim at 6 - possible polar ring at 11? or overlap?
nice #non-lens example
The alignment looks a bit off - but nice colour
#simfail lovely spiral galaxy
#simfail disturbed spiral galaxy
#simfail ? the points are different colors.
That is a lenticular galaxy - lenses are rare, you would have to classify hundreds of images to come across one!
Sorry, but that looks like a spiral galaxy. Too fuzzy for any lensing.
#simfail Galaxy seem a bit near by to cause lensing
Amazing #barredspiral galaxy on the left
Chance alignment at center 9? Could not find a 4th point using quick dashboard.
Thanks Anu - can't wait to see the sim free images 😃
lol #simfail The galaxy looks a bit irregular to cause lensing 😃
Could there be a real #lens under the #sim ? Look inside the sim at 3.
That does look fascinating - initially I thought it was a merger... Galaxy is a #barredgalaxy
I think it may be a chance alignment. Interesting none the less 😃
that is interesting... #lens
yes 😃 #merger
I think you may be right 😃
Looking at it again, I am a bit concerned about the color.
I think that is more likely to be star formation. Looks like a spiral galaxy.
upper right, possibly a #merger ? 😃
I think that is more likely to be an #artifact
#simfail - spiral galaxy.
#redarc ? 7 o'clock - bit straight but the color looks good.
Yes 😃 look at the star formation in the lower left galaxy!
#simfail ? disturbed spiral.
The results produced will not be accurate.
Spaghettilens takes into account the possible redshift of a lensed object. As spiral arms will have the same redshift as the core...
No - the difference is because they are not lenses - Therefore the results are inconsistent!
not one that is on the same redshift... If I am incorrect I am sure someone will be along shortly!
The models look different because Spaghettilens cannot take into account the mass of the spiral arms, it is expecting a distant light source
Yes, but these objects are clearly galaxies 😃
The trick is too choose candidates that look more like lenses. We don't want to clutter up the model index with galaxies 😃
SpaghettiLens is not made to model spiral galaxies. The result are irrelevant 😦
#simfail foreground galaxy look very disturbed. Unlikely to cause lensing
I would say it is more likely to be a #spiral - lovely though!
Lol, no - the sims you get are totally random 😃 Must admit I am having trouble finding a sim in this image! #simfail
Chance alignment of a Ellipitcal and a loose spiral galaxy.
It is interesting - but I do not think it is a lens. Thinking an merger to the NE, not too sure of the clump to the south.
I don't see any merging in this image - sorry 😦 What object were you referring too?
Wish we could see the object in full - Looking at the colors, thinking unlikely. Also very fuzzy. Spiral galaxy?
The blue arc looks more like an irregular galaxy. A chance alignment - so no lensing 😃
I agree with @ElisabethB - #nolensing
Yes, the spiral arms are settling into a ring pattern within the galaxy.
Until we have the full dashboard and I am able to use the filters, I am not be able to see the objects - collect it and we can look later.
I don't think so - the galaxy is too distured to contain a buried ring. Looks like it may be a spiral.
I think that may just be star formation - the galaxy is more oblique than edge-on.
Then again, the spiral at 8 has a very distended arm...
WOW! Galaxy cluster - not too sure if they are merging - I do not seeing much interaction - maybe in a few million years 😃
The object in the bottom left is a star, you can see diffraction spikes - so, no lensing sorry!
I think this is a #simfail - Looks like a possible #merger
I am not seeing any interaction between the two - maybe chance alignment?
I don't have that answer - sorry. I think it may have to do with this being a blind study?
It is a nearby spiral galaxy - they do not have the mass to cause lensing - hence #simfail 😃 Hope this helps!
Sadly not 😦 If we had the coordinates we might be able to look it up.
Could also be a #spiral 😃
I think it may be very hard to determine that - the resolution of the object is not very good.
An wonderful #merger of two galaxies!
In my opinion - yes. Lenses tend to be quite cleanly defined.
Needs a closer look when the full dashboard comes out!
I agree that the light orange object is more likely to be a foreground star. Discounting that, the blue bits could be spiral arms.
The bright 'arcs' in the galaxy are spiral arms with lots of star formation. You can see they extend from the core of the galaxy.
I agree with @budgieye, an overlap - no lensing.
There is no lensing galaxy - so I think not.
Right at the beginning @Tom_Collett mentioned this could be a possibility, never realized it would be so common!
at 6 or 7?
Very fuzzy - and the two 'lenses' have very different colors 😦 I think it is unlikely.
The upper dot is a fluorescent green - artifact. You can see similar left at 9. Lower - more likely overlap.
Look more like a #spiral
They are definitely starting to merge - stunning!
To be viewed in these images at that brightness, it would have to be near by. Possibly a dwarf galaxy?
Sometimes they are a bit obvious :😃 Sorry, the computer does try its best 😃
I don't think so. Don't give up all hope - there may be one hidden in the halo, but not likely 😦
There does seem to be a ring of blue - nice!
No - lol. Just a lot of star formation in the spiral arms!
See the discussion on the --> We also do not think it is a lens, is it an AGN?
Any other takers?
That is interesting - I was first thinking late stage merger - but I do not see a 2nd core (no dashboard!). Too disturbed to be a polar ring
I would say #merger - look at the interaction between the two! Also dense star forming regions are springing up in both...
Mmmmm, that is odd. Seems a bit far from the orange object to be lensing, but the color and definition is what you would expect from a lens
It is barred - but I think it may be in the process of #merging with the other galaxy.
#SA14 CFHTLS known candidate
Wow! I just about to comment saying that there appears to be a real #lens under the #sim - and boom I see the tag in the right 😉
looks like a #merger
In this case it is an optical artifact - no satellite.
Looks like one!
I think the yellow object may be a star - so no lensing 😦
Looks more like an overlap.
No, a somewhat lightweight spiral galaxy. Must be close by
I don't see any lensing 😃
#lens at center 5?
That is beautiful!
Yes, a disturbed spiral galaxy. You can see one of the arms go behind the core and reappear on the right.
or a klingon bird of prey 😃 Sorry - couldn't resist!
It looks like a disturbed spiral galaxy.
Look like a Hoag galaxy!
The image is very fuzzy, but under magnification the right hand side object has spiral features. Would suggest overlap of galaxies.
No worries 😃 Just going through my candidates, as per @Anupreetas latest blog post!
At least the computer had fun making it! 😉
lenticular, perhaps? 😉
What about 9?
The color is just more apparent when superimposed over a lighter blue galaxy 😃
I did look at the rest of the image and the 'blob' has similar coloring to some of the smaller/closer stars in the image.
It does not matter if it is faint - the counter images tend to be like that 😃 #lens
The galaxy does not look big enough - but the color of the point at 6 is good for a quasar.
seem to be more like a #spiral
No lensing on the right. Overlap. Left is more interesting, not the edge-on galaxy, the points at 8 and 4 on the orange elliptical.
Just NNE of the big star at mid 7. #lens?
That red galaxy does not look big enough to generate lenses of that size. Orientation of the 'lenses' is also wrong.
No lensing - the blue blob is showing no arcing. Overlap.
Not a lens - overlap of a spiral galaxy and stars.
then again...the center galaxy looks more distant. #overlap
A #merger with an overlap to the right
No, there is no foreground / lensing galaxy.
No, the 'lens' is bigger than the galaxy - Not possible.
Looks plausible - similar color, right distance. I think you may have a winner 😃
No sims involved... I am going to say overlap.
You are correct -perhaps simple coincidence - but everyone can have an opinion. Taking the #sim out of the way - I do not see a lens/quasar
That does look interesting!
intriguing... trying to work out if it is a ring viewed edge on. Anyone else?
@leonmir56 There are no lenses (read below) in these images just an amazing close-by galactic cluster 😃 @C_cld is trying to identify it...
The top left object is pronounced in the terapix image - looks like a triple merger 😃
Have you seen the full image? 😃 look right -->
Oh wow - I think elizabeth would be impressed with this one 😃
Not likely - the galaxy looks too light to cause any lensing, also I do not see a counter image.
yup. definitely #simfail
I think this may be a sim / real image
It seems too have more characteristics of a spiral, one armed in this case.
That is a possibility! The #lens is consistent when zooming in.
WOW! and it is barred 😃
mmmm, I don't think so, all the points are different colors. Sorry.
Would be a good training image...
No, this is the first 'up-close' galaxy cluster we have seen with CFHTLS images - would love to see the rest.
Aaaaawww, the #sim looks like a little martian 😃
Too much differentiation here.
This is because the foreground galaxy is lensing a single quasar. So the color will stay the same* in all the points.
Nothing to do with angles 😃 In this example, the lensing would have to be quasar points. Quasar points will always have the same coloring
To be honest - I haven't a clue! Would be nice to have the neighboring images... I will send a request.
#simfail spirals do not have the mass to cause lensing. Only a edge-on spiral with a big / heavy core can 😃
Not likely 😦 Poor definition, and the color suggests star formation.
The points are different colors, and the one to the south is just too far away from the galaxy. Sorry no lens 😦
Thanks @C-cld 😃
No, it was not one of them 😃
No 😃 The science team are analyzing the results and updating tags as necessary.
This object has had that effect on a lot of people! There are several images you can see it in 😃
In this case the artifact has overwhealmed the object. Looking at the shape of the galaxy and size - I would say star formation / overlap.
As @Budgieye said, it will be almost impossible to tell. We learn a lot about objects from analyzing their color...
I think just a chance alignment. I would expect more vivid coloring and arcing towards the galaxy, if they were lenses.
I think it is too fuzzy to be a lens - more likely a #spiral with star formation in the arms (the blue clumps)
#lens ? Was also curious about 8 o'clock. When viewed in bluer we have the big blue point at 6, also a point at 11 on top left galaxy.
The large object on the left?
I would say #star 😃
a #spiral. I think the darker blue blob is overlapping, and not connected with the galaxy.
Having viewed the image magnified, I am going to say #spiral maybe even a #ringgalaxy.
I am going with chance alignment, the blue/White object on the right appears to be a star.
That is why it has been marked as a lens by other users. They would of received no popup, and they would not be able to tell it was a sim.
@bernmeister This is one of 6 images that was not previously marked as being a training image (data issue) ....
I would say it is two #stars 😃
Sadly not - just an #artifact 😃
Looks like a lovely #barredspiral
Difficult to tell - I think it may be a processing fault.
Looking in the quick dashboard, could you tell is the two points were a similar color?
Its an optical #artifact. A diffraction spike caused by a really bright star just off screen to the bottom.
Or possibly an #irregular. We won't be able to tell unless we see the entire object, but safe to say it is a nearby galaxy 😃
Those are the simulated lenses or #sims in this image 😃
I think it may be a #simfail. The point in the 10 looks too far from the foreground galaxy.
I will have a closer look at it when the full dashboard is released, and let you know 😃
It is possible 😃 Did you see anything in the dashboard?
After trying too model it for several hours, I don't think it is a lens 😦 Will post the results later.
It is possible, but we would need to have the full dashboard to zoom, in order to see if there is a counter image hidden. Collect it 😃
Looking at the color and shape of the galaxy, I think it is just a spiral with lots of star forming 😃
Why don't you try modeling it? 😃
I think maybe coincidence - the foreground galaxy does not look big enough to generate a 'lens' of that size.
Looking at the definition of the upper right object, I am thinking more likely #ring
That's right 😃 and a near by galaxy as well.
Well, we have a #sim just after 3 o'clock. Possible lens @ 3 and 2. I think this is a known lens group - will need to look it up.
That is a #sim, but yes it would be a quasar if it were real 😃
Too fuzzy to be a lens? The color is nice, star forming perhaps?
The alignment is good, but it is so tiny I can't tell much more than that! Collect it for when the full dashboard comes along 😃
11 o'clock? star forming spiral?
#lens ? 4 o'clock (the little one)
talk about chance alignment! 1 o'clock...
#sim at 9, what about 11?
Possible - those tidal streams are amazing, #Merger with the other galaxy off image?
Maybe 😃 But it it is always worth another look when we have the full dashboard!
That one does look interesting! Was there any sign of a counter image in the quick dashboard?
#spiral with star forming clumps in the arms
Without being able to zoom, difficult to say - but thinking overlap is more likely.
chance alignment - the points on either side are two different colors. If they were quasar points they would be very similar in color.
The bottom right looks like a chance alignment between stars / galaxies.
The #sim is in the 1 o'clock orange ellipitcal galaxy. It would be clearer in the bluer filter. This one is quite realistic 😃
Which object are you referring too?
Those are arms in a lovely #spiral galaxy.
Looks more like a #spiral galaxy to me 😃 It is also close by, so not likely to have the mass to cause lensing.
#artifact you can see a green band running though the image.
possibly #buriedring ? nice blue coloring.
Looking at the color difference btwn the points I would think more likely overlap.
I think that is just a chance alignment. All the points are different colors.
I think so- a disturbed one arm spiral 😃
Possible 😃 Nice color.
The one at 9 is a #spiral. Quite apparent when zooming in.
It is interesting, but I do not think it is a lens. Going to collect to have a better look when the the full dashboard arrives.
This one is strange, I see a line in the 12 and 6, but it has the shape and color of an elliptical. Weird arc 'artifact' at 3.
see a spike. I tend to look at the shape, and see if there are similar colored objects in the image before making up my mind.
A bit simple - but if you see diffraction spikes - it is a star. Problem is, the dimmer or more distant a star is, the less likely we will..
#ring or #spiral galaxy - difficult to tell because of the resolution.
or a gecko climbing up a wall 😃
To be honest I am not entirely convinced that is a galaxy 😕 Almost looks like we have diffraction spikes...
Yes, i agree #spiral
I think that looks more like a #spiral.The arms are wrapped close to the core, giving the appearance of a lens.
#simfail ? Looks like there is some interaction between the two galaxies.
I think this is a #simfail , the galaxy has spiral like features and I do not think it has the mass to create a 'lens' of that size.
Possibly star-forming regions in a galaxy. Difficult to tell without being able to zoom.
Possible, but I would of liked the arcs to be more defined. Maybe star-forming regions?
From what I can see of the galaxy (hidden by Collect button) I think it is more likely to be spiral arms with blue star forming regions.
#artifact caused by a star off screen 😃
I think it may be a #spiral galaxy.
The middle galaxy is most interesting... possible lens at 7,counter at 3?
I don't think it is a lens...
one for the art thread 😃
No lensing 😦 just an alignment of galaxies and a blue star.
Chance alignment - no lensing.
Stars in our galaxy - amazing!
gorgeous #barred #spiral
I do not see any lensing here - just a somewhat disturbed spiral, possibly a late stage merger?
There are 2 sims, but the upper sim is superimposed over a real lens candidte 😃
#simfail einstein ring around a spiral 😃
I think that is more likely to be a spiral galaxy with blue star forming regions in the arms.
I think that is just a edge-on galaxy.
Its a #simfail 😃 Spiral galaxies do not have the mass to cause lensing.
To quote @budgieye #overlap!
Thinking not... chance alignment.
no, does not look like one.
Interesting! Was going to suggest polar ring, but I do not see it crossing the galaxy.
I think that may just be a chance alignment. No lensing - sorry!
not a lens - more likely a merger.
I think it may be an overlap. Looking at the size of the edge-on, the 'lens' looks a bit displaced and distant from the galaxy. Good eyes!
That is a #spiral galaxy. Am interested to know what is going on in the image to the south! Possible merger? or overlap?
All the galaxies are real in this survey / images - on certain objects we have superimposed simulated lenses.
An amazing #irregular galaxy. Those bright blobs around the core? star forming regions 😃
about to post my rather amateur model now...
will try modelling it...
That does look interesting - I had to do a second take too make sure it was not a sim! The core looks almost superimposed...
Yes 😃 It is a #sim
going with #spiral galaxy
Very fuzzy, so it is difficult to tell.
I am going for #disturbed-spiral.
Not a lens - chance alignment around a star.
Sorry, I do not see any lenses here.
I think that may be a #spiral galaxy. There is no color differentiation between the galaxy and 'lens', and you can see another arm @ 3
going with #spiral galaxy with star forming regions. The galaxy does not look like it has the mass to generate lensing.
I don't see any lensing here 😃 Just a very bright elliptical galaxy with perhaps a neighbor at 7.
Good question! I have seen similar coloring on stars, but I am not too sure 😕 Hopefully someone will have a more accurate answer...
#merger and a nice one - look as those tidal streams!
Nice #edgeon #galaxy with #dustlanes 😃
Not likely to be a lens as there is no lensing / foreground galaxy. A nice, but random alignment.
An overlap of a star (the bluer object) and a background galaxy.
hmmmm, thinking more #merger myself?
I may even try to model it 😃
I am going to go with #sim, but collect it anyway - you never know 😃
We also have an overlap (not related) in 7 o'clock of the galaxy. Interesting...
In this case I am more likely too think spiral. The ring is not apparent in the 7 to 9:30 position.
Thinking chance alignment - the 'lensing' galaxy does not look big enough to produce those lenses at that distance.
really difficult to tell - but I do not see anything of the same hue in the image, maybe not an artifact
Hoag ring galaxy perhaps?
gotta love those #galaxies
lol #simfail Nice to see such a happy galaxy 😃
#simfail face-on spiral galaxy
At least you know you instincts are spot on!
Yes, it is a known lens candidate 😃
#merger. Would be great to view it under the dashboard!
or two sims overlaid on the same galaxy. I will start a discussion so @Anupreeta can come and have a look!
I am going to go for galaxy. You can just make out the core. The arms appears to be a bit disturbed, but they are visible.
I think is more likely to be part of a close by irregular galaxy. Pity we can't see the whole object to give it a proper identification!
Since this is a #sim, it may of inadvertently been generated below the point of visibility. Did you use the bluer filter?
That does look good! Nice find!
Looks like one of Budgieyes fuzzballs. I would of marked it as well.
I would go for #artifact
Personally, I think that is a chance alignment. Sorry.
lol - traffic light 😃
The full spotters guide has more info, if you want 😃
For arcs? Typically yes, but sometimes they are just too faint to be seen or you may just see some color distortion.
Yes, A galaxy of that mass would not be able to form lenses that far out.
That is a lovely #spiral galaxy. The features you are seeing are arms.
That looks like a disturbed spiral 😃
Could you see a counter image in the bluer filter and zoom?
On this one I think it is unlikely. The galaxy is a bit too fuzzy, always worth having a look when the full dashboard is available.
Mmm, a bit straight for my liking and no counter image - but I still would of marked it 😃
They are in the process of merging. You can see the interaction between them in the form of a tidal stream. #merger
We will only be able to have a closer look when we have the full dashboard 😃
Overlap of an edge-on and orange elliptical galaxies. I do not think the ring is connected with either.
an amazing #merger
A lovely spiral galaxy with star formation in the arms 😃
I am more inclined to go with spiral, but collect the image so we can look at it again when we get the full dashboard 😃
I think they may both be #sims. It is possible to have more than 1 in an image 😃
Look like a #spiral galaxy with a lot of star formation in the arms!
Looking at the color of the object I would say galaxy - it does appear somewhat irregular in shape.
Face-on spiral galaxies do not have the mass to cause lensing. That looks like a star forming region in a disturbed spiral.
Yeah, we see that a lot on the images. Darn, it would of been nice to find a buried ring 😃
No, it just looked like a deep blue ring around an elliptical. Although now it looks too elliptical...
#arc 10 o'clock ?
Head on spirals do not have the mass to generate a lens 😃 So in this case #simfail
It happens when you exhaust the sim pool - more should be along shortly...
Possible 😃 We need to magnify the galaxy to see if there is a hidden counter image. Collect it, the full dashboard should be along shortly
Well, I guess we can agree to disagree 😃 It is still not visible on my monitor...
Nope, still cant see it... The pop-up was pointing to the lower image in the 6 o'clock.
Evening Jon 😃
That looks like a star. You can see the diffraction spikes coming off it 😃 Trying to work out if it is overlapping a galaxy.
I agree with @mitch - #overlap. If it were a lens there would be more arcing towards the galaxy, and the arc would be smaller / more refined
Difficult to tell. Could also be a spiral (see arm at 5?). Collect it, we can have another look when the full dashboard is online.
#buriedring 9 o'block. Also seen using the bluer filter.
I don't think that is a lens - the points would have to be the same color.
#buriedring? upper right of centre
Ta Budgieye! I was thinking along the same lines. I would of expected the 'orbs' to be slightly smaller if it was a satellite - low orbit?
Therefore the lensing would be centered around the core, not the extremities of the arms.
Only if the spiral galaxy is viewed edge on 😃
I am not too sure what object you are referring to?
I am going to go with optical artifact. Budgieye might be able to give identify it futhur...
That looks part of an irregular galaxy 😃 You be nice to see the rest of it!
Once the full dashboard is online we will be able to take a closer look with different filters. Collect the image for later 😃
I do not think it is a merger as I can only identify a single core. Disturbed spiral with active star formation in arms?
I would of done the same...
We did have that several years ago... I think it was a sub project of galaxyzoo. Don't know what happened to it...
Impossible to tell without looking at the spectra. Sorry 😦
First glance - no. Bit worried about the color difference between the 2 lenses. One is also more defined than the other.
Looking at the object, I am going to go for #spiral. There is a faint arm at 2 o'clock. Then again I could be wrong 😃
I do not think that is a lens - difficult to tell if it a merger or overlap
Interesting - just wish the full dashboard was online.
nice arms at 3 - #spiral
It comes from an Arthur C Clarke novel? 😃
I hear it will be coming soon!
@OldKingSol does this happen often?
Looking at the circumference of the galaxy, it appears it may be more than 1 object. Lower 9 - overlap? Upper 10 - need the full dashboard
Difficult to say - but when in doubt, mark it 😃 Having said that, the 'lensing' galaxy does seem a bit small. Chance alignment?
mmmm, the galaxy is very fuzzy, so it makes me think that it just a star forming region. Also appears to be overlapping more distant galaxy
Nearby galaxy - star forming. Overwhelmed the camera a bit 😃
I think so 😃
7 o'clock corner #lens? bit clumpy...
6 o'clock #lens?
#simfail but it is really pretty 😃
Looks like a galaxy, too fuzzy to be a lens. Diffused lens - don't think that is possible 😉
Looks like a spiral galaxy with dense star forming regions - no lenses, sorry.
I think that is just a chance alignment 😦 There is no curvature to the arc, so I think it is a edge on galaxy.
In the upper right corner?
#simfail counter image overlapping galaxy
Even using the bluer filter, I could not see the #sim... a tiny bit of discolouration - yes, sim - no 😕
Just got this one to classify 😃 Nice to know ones instincts are correct 😄
But having said that add it to your collection 😃 I hear the full dashboard will be along shortly. Then we can view it in greater detail 😃
I would still say no - although it looks quite interesting - it is very fuzzy, thinking more spiral with star formation in the arms.
I don't think so - I do not see any arcing around the yellow elliptical galaxy.
Cool 😃 I went through visual overload looking at it - least I got the #sim right - lol 😃
Did the sim machine go a bit crazy on this image?
Sadly no 😃 It is way too fuzzy to be a lens - elliptical galaxy perhaps? Keep on trying you never know what the next image may bring 😃
flagged 11, got the popup at 9.
I am going to go for spiral - you can see the two arms extend from the core in the 12 and 6
Mmmm, I think it may be an overlap - you can see similar color objects else where in the image
There are also star forming regions on the opposite side... interesting. Wish we had the location of this galaxy. BTW - I do not think lens.
Looks like the processing of the image went a bit wrong... you can also find them in red and blue. Sorry.
I think that may just be an chance alignment ?
I think that is a ring galaxy 😃 Quite well defined.
My gut says spiral, but it is intriguing...
That does look interesting, make sure you collect it, so when the full dashboard is online you can view it in greater detail.
#hiddenring 3 o'clock?
#simfail not even visible in the bluer filter
I think the arc is a bit far away from the galaxy to be a lens. Good eyes though! 😃
I don't see any lenses and this is not marked as a training image - did you get a pop-up saying you had missed a sim?
lets mark it as a #simfail then 😃
Quite fuzzy - thinking more spiral galaxy 😃
Looking at it some more, thinking #coincidence
bizarre - galaxy looks way too small to cause lensing, but there is nice arcing and a counter image #weird
bottom left, looks a bit too disjointed and far away from the galaxy too be a #lens
Just above the orange elliptical galaxy? I think that may just be an overlapping irregular galaxy with, star forming regions 😃
I don't see any lensing in that galaxy - looks like an irregular or adisturbed spiral.
An overlap between two galaxies - there does not appear to be any interaction, so it is not a merger.
It is optical artifact caused by a really bright star in our galaxy - a diffraction spike.
Looks like two galaxies to me. If it was a lens you would expect to see more arcing.
I don't think that is a lens, it looks more like spiral - possibly ring galaxy.
#sim at lower 12, #lens at 11 o'clock?
Always better to flag it 😃
could be 😃 collect it, and when the full dashboard is online, you / we can view it in greater detail 😃
lol #simfail if there was any doubt 😃
I do not think it is a quasar lens - but it does look quite similar. Those are dense star forming regions in a #spiral galaxy
yes 😃 #sim
The bottom object on the right looks like a star - the blue blobs are processing artifacts. As for the left object, I do not see any lensing
4 stars from our galaxy 😃 Amazing isn't it!
Another one 😃 At this rate we could fill a gallery 😄
Aaahhh, no worries Jon 😃
I agree with @ElisabethB - that is not a merger. The bright blue object at the top is a star (see the diffraction spikes?).
Will be interesting to see with the full dashboard - collect it 😃 I have it on good authority it should be available soon 😃
#simfail This is one of those sims that are factually incorrect.
One for AlexandredOr 😃
Yay! Congrats @sk001!
Yes, they are supposed to be quite accurate 😃 Have a look at the real lenses that are posted in the Chat thread 😃
I think that may be a star - I can see faint diffraction spikes...
#lens Behind the bright galaxy?
No worries! We are always happy to answer questions 😃
wow #2 😃
Unlikely - I would look for more definition in the lens, along with arcing towards the galaxy. The color will also be more pronounced 😃
I don't see any lenses here, Sorry!
I think those may just be very dense star forming regions in the arms 😃 Nice galaxies!
Yes 😃 Having said that, this looks very familiar.... Nice Find!
What objects are you referring to?
#simfail galaxy looks a bit too disturbed to cause lensing
Galaxy at 12 o'clock - possible #lenses at 1 and 8?
11 o'clock #lens? Could not see any counter image.
or they both could be 😃
no, not really 😃 It is a lensed cluster - they do look a bit different from single galaxy lenses
mmm, looks more like a #spiral
lol, the same happens to me 😃
Wow, that is unusual - I do not think we will find any lensing there... a merger with star forming regions perhaps?
WOW indeed 😄
I was taking a guess at the question 😃
No interaction between the two galaxies, a chance alignment 😃
No worries 😃 Start collecting the images you want to view in depth, just heard the full dashboard may be along shortly...
A star 😃 Overlapping a really nice spiral galaxy, You can see the diffraction spikes. I think the color may of thrown you 😃
Are you referring to the big white blob to the right of the galaxy? 😃
What do you think is wrong with the sim? I have had the same reaction today...
That is a really long arm of a spiral galaxy. Pity we can't see the next image on the right 😃 Thinking there may be some merging going on..
Weird, I don't see any lensing. What popup did you get?
I think that may be the sim, I have noticed they have become more refined recently...
I had the same feeling, but it was just too interesting to disregard 😃
Difficult to see without the DB and 'bluer' filter, possible #quasar between the top two galaxies
#simfail looking at the dashboard image this appears to be a #merger
I think it is just an overlap between two galaxies. The blue one is closer to us, and the orange one very distant.
Nice Find 😄
looks more like #spiral, possibly #ring #polar galaxy
There is no way to go back, but we would of saved your classification 😃 Have you tried viewing it in your profile?
Difficult to say, it is also possible to have a real lens and a sim in the same image...
It is interesting, and I will not discount it, but I would be nice to see a bit more arcing. Pity it is so close to the edge of the image...
Yes, I would say it is a #merger 😃
I think the 'lenses' are a bit far away from the galaxy - but a wonderful alignment none the less! 😃
Amazing #irregular 😃 look at all those star forming regions!
a #butterfly 😄
possible #ring as well?
disregarding the #sim at 8 o'clock, what about 6 o'clock close to the center? arc at 3?
lovely #edgeon #galaxy
8 o'clock flagged for me - what about 6 o'clock? also a #sim?
That is a simulated lens #sim
Try refreshing the page [F5]?
In this image the blue ring within the galaxy is the lens - but not too worry if you marked it wrong, that is why we have training images 😃
Open the quick dashboard, and use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Navigate around the image by clicking and dragging 😃
Initially I was thinking optical artifact, but now going to go with asteroid.
I think that is a chance alignment - in edgeon galaxies the lensing will occur where the mass is greatest, ie the bulge
Nice 😃 wish we could look at the spectra...
Unless we are online, we are not alerted to new posts 😃 In this case - no, lenses tend too be less fuzzy, and have a clearer definition.
The definition of the two galaxies are different. Using the 'bluer' filter on quick dashboard will make it more apparent 😃
The really bright object at 12 o'clock?
Not likely 😃 The shape may appear unusual, but looking at the color and features, I am thinking it is a one arm spiral.
The bright object is a star, the object to the left is a disturbed spiral galaxy.
Possible 😃 but, the lensing galaxy just has too many spiral like features for my liking 😕
wow - look at those arms!
No worries 😃 A tip for buriedrings, the galaxies will tend be rounder in shape 😃
yes #simfail indeed 😃
What object are you referring to? 😃
Yes, it is a real live lens 😃
Sadly not at the moment 😦
mmm, I agree. The alignment with the galaxy is also a little odd...
I'm thinking very distant galaxies. Due to distance / /resolution, I do not think we will be able to tell much more than that!
That is a star 😃 See the diffraction spikes? So, no lensing here, just an overlap 😃
Looks like a chance alignment of several stars. 2 white ones superimposed over a larger one?
#spiral galaxy, no lensing here 😃
The blue galaxy looks too disturbed to be a good candidate for lensing. #irregular, possibly a #merger btwn the center and top right object
Not a lens - looks like a merger to me.
Not likely to be a lens, the arcs should be curving towards the lensing galaxy, not away. Chance overlap of galaxies.
The really bright one? That is a star in our galaxy 😃
optical artifact caused by a asteroids / satellite - most of the time we see them as long green streaks
No worries - that is the joy of citizen science - you can learn something new everyday - myself included!
No, that looks like a ring galaxy - possibly polar ring?
That is a very distant galaxy 😃
We are aware of the problem - post here http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000001/discussions/DSW000030g
Looks like a spiral galaxy to me 😃
#simfail spiral features in the lensing galaxy (under collect button)
Doesn't look like there is enough curvature in the 'lenses' - thinking chance alignment.
I would call that an irregular, but it is a bit too smooth for my liking!
I have posted a reply in the discussion thread 😃
looks like a loose spiral galaxy
First instinct was an irregular galaxy 😃 Then I thought possibly a merger, with 2 cores? Anyone else?
In this case the sim is embedded in the galaxy closest to the center. More visible in the the 'bluer' filter of the quick dashboard.
also, the smaller object looks like it may be a star 😃
Not possible 😃 That looks like a overlap. The blue galaxy is way too big to of been lensed and the alignment is wrong...
I would say either a late stage merger - or a very disturbed spiral. Personally I will go with option one 😃 Nice!
Sadly it is a #sim - it seems that the pop-ups have vanished... runs off to report...
Do police in other countries say that? or is it just here in the old Blighty?
@2 not a lens - two galaxies, looks like they may be beginning to interact, hence the blue extremes on the edge of the smaller one.
...move along... nothing to see here 😃
Bottom at 6 looks really good!
I can see the sim in the 5 and 11 of the big galaxy - did you try using the bluer filter in the quick dashboard?
If you need more of an explanation the difference btwn the two - create a discussion 😃 Difficult to explain in <150 characters
possibly a #simfail
The other image was a barred ring galaxy...no sims / lenses in sight. This image is a #sim
No lens - sorry. Chance alignment. The yellow object is a star, the orange object distant galaxy.
#merger bottom left
lol... nice alignment 😃
another artifact - made by a asteroid / satellite.
I think that is just a spiral galaxy - Lenses are rare 😃
bottom left? That is an artifact 😃 Would be nice to see the image next to it...
The bigger of the two is a star - can you see the red diffraction spikes? Could the end of one of those spikes be your lens?
thinking #simfail That galaxy looks too distorted to cause lensing. Possible late stage merger?
Merger? can just make out 2 cores?
No, I just think the resolution of this image is quite low 😃
Yes the sim is contained within the halo, viewed better in the 'bluer' filter in the quick dashboard.
The yellow object is the core of the galaxy, the blue bits the arms. Thinking it is more lenticular in shape.
I think that is more likely to be a chance alignment, with the blue dot being a star 😃
you right 😃 #simfail
That does look interesting #lens
I think it is supposed to be in the big galaxy at the bottom. I can see 1 lens in the 7. Did you try viewing it with the 'bluer' filter?
That is a #merger you can see the interaction between the two. The ring is most like a tidal trail 😃
in the bottom 6 o'clock? That is just a random alignment 😃
I am thinking it is more likey to be an #irregulargalaxy
I think it may be a processing error, like you say they look very similar....
mmm, interesting image. The galaxy look like a spiral with a lot of vivid star forming regions. Looks like it is forming a ring. Fascinating
I would say a ringed galaxy 😃
Difficult to say with the dashboard, I do see a blue bit in the halo at 12. The blue galaxy in the 1 o'clock is unrelated to the big galaxy.
Perhaps a very late stage merger?
I can't see any lenses - sorry 😦 Happy hunting 😃
Amazing #merger upper right.
nice #ringgalaxy bottom left
Maybe you should start a discussion?
I just wish the edge of the aura of the star did not coincide with the edge of the lens!
7 o'clock center looks interesting...
Sorry - that tends to happen when you view an image from 'the edge' - we are working on it!
The red thing or the blue thing? Both are stars 😃
Personally, I think it is another spiral 😃 Sorry.
That looks like a disturbed spiral galaxy to me - lenses will tend to be more refined / defined.
3o'clock looks like a spiral to me 😃 Can you see the arms that almost wrap around?
On the left? - it looks like an #irregular galaxy 😃
I think it is a ring galaxy - I would expect a lens to be more clearly defined.
They are amazing - stick around, and you are bound to see many more 😃 Happy Hunting.
I would say a #merger - the 2 bright bits are the galactic cores, the 'tails' are arms 😃 Lovely.
Very Interesting 😃
I would go for arms, the galaxy does have some of the characteristics of a spiral. Unlikely to produce real lenses.
Hi 😃 That is a star in our galaxy - can you see some diffraction spikes around it? Easy way to tell if it is a star 😃
I am going to go with star 😃 Can you see a similar color object to the top left of your 'lens' - that is also a star.
difficult to say - looking at the image I think it is more likely to be a galaxy / star overlap.
A tip - when you are not too sure of what you are seeing look at the image as a whole 😃
I think they may just be a pair of stars, overlapping the galaxy. Can you see there are other stars of similar color elsewhere in the image?
Did you try using the quick dashboard? I find the 'bluer' filter helps in this case. I can see 3 points in the 11, 3 and 9 positions
See the faint diffraction spikes around the object? That means it is a star in our galaxy - so no, no lens. Sorry!
I don't think it is a lens, looking at similar objects in the image, I think it is a star and the blue bit is an artifact.
I think that is an optical artifact 😃 Caused by a star off screen and over processing 😃
As far as real lenses are concerned they can look like that in real life!
No worries 😃 These are the ones I tend to miss as well 😃
In this example the 'bluer' filter of the quick dashboard would be helpful 😃
If you look in the glare of the galaxy you can see 2 (maybe 3?) points in the 5 and 7 (possibly also 12 ? ) o'clock positions.
I do see some arcing - pity about the bright galaxy being in the way!
We are aware of the problem, and the developers are looking into it! 😃
can you see the tiny blue lenses in the 3 and 7 o'clock position?
Star - can you see the diffraction spikes? That is a good way of telling them apart of other objects 😃
4 stars 😃
what question are you asking?
thinking ring galaxy.... somewhat distorted.
It is not unusual for ring galaxies to have bright cores 😃
I don't see any lenses... sorry 😃
That looks like a #barred #ring #galaxy - appears we have an inner and outer ring. Stunning!
I don't think that is a lens, but it is a fascinating image 😃
WOW, amazing to think that is a galaxy far far away 😄
not necessarily - stars come in all sizes and magnitudes 😃
lol, I see it too!
Possibly a star that has been over processed?
We are aware of the problem - the developers are working on a solution 😃
a very disturbed galaxy, what is interesting are the 2 apparent cores with tidal waves connecting them. #merger??
no. just I am kinda #feelingblue
mmmm, thinking unlikely - the bright object looks like star - so it would not be able to cause the lensing.
This looks like a galaxy 😃
no just #feelingblue 😃
Unusual, the structure does not suggest a Einstein ring, but the color looks lens like. Thinking #ring, but would love to be proved wrong.
I think it is a spiral with lots of star forming regions, can you see the 3 clumps on the right side of the galaxy?
11'o'clock above the #sim - this image keeps on giving 😃
drat, now I have that song in my head.... 😄
? Amazing #sim
Amazing #ring #spiral
That is a star, so we would not be able to see any lenses around it 😦
That is a star (from our galaxy) overlapping a galaxy. I don't think there are any lenses in this image - Sorry!
It's possible 😃 Would be more convincing if there was a counter image.. Nice anyway 😃
The galaxy under the red stripe?
I would also go for polar ring 😃 Can't wait to view this image when we have the full dashboard 😃 following
difficult to say, as you said it is rather straight, thinking more artifact - but it is among a nice cluster.
Upper right at 2, not likely a #lens, but one can still hope 😃
Up by the bright star? to the right? I don't think that is a lens - sorry!
The colors are similar, and it is close to the galaxy - both are a good sign. Definitely a possibility 😃 #lens
looking at the color I would say yes, am worried about the distortion to the north, would be nice to see in dashboard 😃 coming soon...
apart from the geeky stuff - nice!
the bulge / discoloration at the top suggests an overlap with a star, more than a merger... wish i could look at the spectra!
I thought the same thing, but it is somewhat unusual. We have a edge on galaxy, 2 elliptical and some discoloration - no interaction...
Dense star formation in the arms could account for the different colors? Those regions tend to be very blue 😃
lets mark it as a #simfail
lots of horizontal streaky bits? We are working on a fix 😃 Thanks for letting us know 😃
#simfail ? somewhat bizarre looking in shape?
I think it is unlikely, sorry! In the images we are looking at, the lensing galaxy and the accompanying lens will be a lot larger 😃
See the diffraction spikes around the 'galaxy'? That tells us it is a star - so no lens here. Also lenses tend to arc towards the galaxy 😃
It looks more like an #overlap to me - not enough interaction between the two 😃
It is a simulation 😃 Even though it is a #sim look for other lenses, potential real lenses have been found in images that also contain sim.
I see what you mean - the left one seems less blue 😃 Thanks! An amazing chance #alignment
I think it may be a processing fault.
That look like a very distured spiral. Possibly in the throes of merging with the galaxy immediately beneath it?
Hi 😃 In this case I will say no - the bright object is a star (in our galaxy) and the blue 'lens' looks like an artifact.
I think it is just an overlap... in these images stars do not have the mass to lens galaxies 😃
I think it looks like a spiral galaxy - and there is no such thing as a wrong classification, we need your opinion 😃 Happy Hunting!
There is a lot of excellent info over @GalaxyZoo 😃
remember we are using a different telescope, so there will be slight differences - but the concept is the same 😃
or an asteroid... look here other examples 😃 http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=276702.0
You got it!
That looks like 2 galaxies merging - nice!
That looks like 3 stars 😃
I think that is too far out to be a lens, possibly just an irregular or artifact.
I would go with #spiral myself. Difficult to say without being able to use the quick dashboard.
That functionality may be added in future releases. For now, I would suggest using Chrome - Spacewarps will be faster and you can zoom.
remember there can also be more than one sim in a image... if you think you see 2 sims - mark them!
By looking at the colors - lenses are more likely to form around massive yellow/red elliptical (round) galaxies.
Look at the size of the galaxy I would say no, it does not look like it has the mass to project the lenses that far. Thinking stars, myself
Yes, those objects are stars in our galaxy 😃
The text box points to them, in this case it is in the 8 and 2 position of the 2nd galaxy from the bottom
Agree with @elizabeth - does appear to be some interaction 😃
They are optical #artifacts. Caused by a bright object - in this case a star 😃
They are all #stars in our galaxy 😃 Lovely!
look like it could be an #irregular galaxy. They are fascinating objects 😃
and the average changes! 😉
nice #sim. Remember it is just an average 😃 You could have 5 in a row and nothing for the next 45... 😃
Errrr, no, but neither do I see a lens. Are you saying the dashboard image was different from the one you had to classify?
Um, @Anupreeta created the sims..... 😃 I will go with her opinion on this 😃
I still do not see any objects in this image that may cause lensing 😃
If I had to classify that image, I would also of marked it as one 😃 I do agree with you about the lack of curvature
Stars in our galaxy 😃 The bright 'lenses' are optical artifacts caused by the brightness of the star 😃
It certainly is striking! The blue 'lensing' galaxy looks like a star to me, which would then discount the 'lens'.
There are no lenses in this image 😃 It is one of the training images that *do not * contain any lenses 😃
I don't see any lenses? What object are you referring to?
I would go with your analysis 😉
Hopefully someone else from the science team will be along to have a look 😃
looking at the definition, I would say quasar, but they are very pronounced / large compared to the 'lensing' galaxy.
The big galaxy? I think it is hidden by the glare, but i see something in the SE quadrant.
possibly a late stage #merger ? Difficult to tell without being able to invert the image.
wow, that does have potential #lens
just remember our images are taken with a different telescope, so there might be slight differences, but the concept is the same 😃
here is an excellent thread over @GalaxyZoo that has good examples http://www.galaxyzooforum.org/index.php?topic=276702.0
@FlowOriginal They are satellites / meteors. They happen to pass in front of the camera while the image is being taken 😃
the bright object at the top?
Not to worry 😃 It is in the FAQs / training popups, but perhaps we should make it more visible?
Report it here, please ? Thanks! http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/boards/BSW0000001/discussions/DSW00001gr
Just given this to classify - was told I used to many markers. Obvious sim @10 #quad. What about @9 center and @9 left? Ideas?
difficult to say - it could be a very tight spiral with ring features - but I am thinking perhaps #lens
a satellite or asteroid 😃
wasthe text box pointing to the galaxy about half way up on the left? I think there may be 2 #sims in this image
I would not dismiss it immediately 😉 I think this is a very interesting image.
#sim Isn't this galaxy too 'disturbed' to be able to cause a lens in real life?
Then again it is always nice to have another opinion! Anyone else?
Mmmm, I am thinking it may be a #ringgalaxy Reason? lack of color differentiation between the galaxy and ring, and the shape.
I would go with that one also 😃 Not very pronounced, difficult to see without the dashboard.
Tell me about it 😃 Would be nice to put a name to a face 😃
It has the features of a #spiralgalaxy, but difficult to say for sure 😃
Wow, that does look like a possibility 😃
That is interesting!
Difficult to say as this image has quite a lot of artifacts (see the green bits?) I think it is just a really fuzzy galaxy 😃
The orange cigar shaped object? It think it is just and edge on spiral galaxy 😃
That is a galaxy 😃 Is seems to have the structure of a #ringgalaxy difficult to see if something is hiding in the glare
Yes, it most certainly does 😃 #sims # quads #arc Fascinating image!
@JasonJason - do you mean there was no pop-up?
Try using the quick dashboard, you will see it embedded in the bright galaxy 😃
No it is not - but a stunning #spiral galaxy none the less 😃
I think it looks more like a #merger as you can interaction between the two galactic cores 😃
No, I don't see anything here - but remember we what your opinion 😃 Don't be worried about making mistakes 😃
That's a star in our own galaxy 😃 The 'quarters' are diffraction spikes. Amazing isn't it!
Looks more like a spiral to me. Those bright blue blobs are most likely dense star forming regions 😃
You could always hit the 'follow' button 😃
I would say it looks more like a displaced spiral, possibly even a late merger.
That does look interesting! #lens
#sim It is around the LHS galaxy I can see 4 points
Optical artifact caused by the bright star just outside of the image.
#sim #quasar #twin
Close to the center of the image? and orange in color? That's another star 😃
#sim that I missed - even moderators are not infallible 😉
I think it is just a chance #alignment / #overlap.
#sim #quasar #quads
#sim #quasar #double
I think it is just a star that has been over processed. If you look on the right there is a similar object.
Maybe that is why you got the message? It would be interesting to know if this is why it is not classed as an Einsteinring?
The bright orange circle?
Yes, I see a #simulated lens on the left. It is not a perfect ring, there are breaks in the 1 and 5 o'clock positions.
I would say yes 😃 a stunning #spiral
I am going to go with galaxy - you ca see some features of a spiral.
I see a #sim in the top center right?? It is more apparent when you use the quick dashboard.
That is interesting! Counter image as well!
Hi 😃 this is not a simulated image - did you get a popup when you classified it?
Hi and welcome! That is a star from our galaxy 😃 impressive aren't they!
Welcome 😃 I think that is just a chance alignment of objects and not a lens. Black holes tend to be found in the center of galaxies.
They certainly do! 😃
There does appear to be some interaction, so I would go with Yes!
mmmmm, difficult to say - but my gut says no.
I am going to go with no 😃 That bright object is a star, way too small to lens a galaxy!
There are currently 2 discussions going on about this image, it appears there a 2 #sims in this image 😃
I don't think that is a lens, the galaxy does not seem big enough to of 'lensed' that object. Thinking chance alignment.
Mmmm, I see the pronounced #sim on the left. The 2nd one is interesting, hints of blue, nice structure - but I am going with #ring myself
Nothing to worry about! I get excited about #sims all the time 😃
taking into account the rest of the image (and the quality thereof) I am more inclined to say no 😕
We have all been wrong at some point - myself included 😃 But I agree with @psaha - definitely a possibility!
no, I don't think it is lens. I think it is just a chance alignment of galaxies 😃 Pretty none the less!
yes, it is a #sim image, the lens is a double quasar in the center left 😃 Took me a while to find it!
otherwise just marking them is fine 😃
That's right 😃 At the moment each image will be classified by 10 users. if you have a question / comment you can choose to 'discuss' it,
Mmmm, personally I think it looks more like a barred spiral.
It looks more like a #merger to me - very nice!
nice #spiral galaxy. Looks like is has some star forming regions in the arms
Nice find! Took me a while to locate it 😃 #sim
I think the sim is the object just right of the center of the image, but I must admit this one had me second guessing myself!
No it is not a sim, as it is not flagged as a training image 😃
I am thinking it is possibly a #ring galaxy? Difficult to say without viewing it in quick dashboard...
That is a #sim - impressive aren't they!
I am going to go for #sim nice find!
#sim nice spot!
I am going to go for ring myself...
#sim #twins #quasars
Interesting #overlap 11 o'clock - then again it appears to have a counter image # weird
If you go to 'Profile' on the site you should be able to see the recent images you have classified. The most recent one is bottom right 😃
I am thinking that could be a #merger
another nice one 😃 #sim
nice one 😃 #sim
#sim nice find!
#ring? upper right - 1o'clock
Right object is a galaxy and the one on the left a star, the 'arc' is an optical artifact caused by a bright light source off image.
I am going to say no - in the images we are looking at, the lenses need a large galaxy to form around 😃
Hi afritz, I see no merging and no voorwerp, but happy lens hunting 😉
I think the #sim is in the center upper right, I don't see anything unusual in the bottom left 😃
Hi andiha 😃 lovely edge on galaxy! As for the monkey-face I think they may be stars.
Hey Chris 😃 Personally, I am going to go with no, I think it a chance alignment, but it is fascinating none the less 😃
I would say yes for the bottom right 😃 #grouplens As for the other, I would say it is a chance alignment of edge on galaxy and ellipital
The image got over processed... sorry! #feelingtheblues
No, it is not a simulation, but I am thinking it may be an artifact... But nice spot none the less 😃
what do you mean by bugs? a software glitch or something on a image? We are always looking at ways to improve 😃
I see 1 lens - lower center right #sim . The other one is chance alignment of star / galaxy. Hope this helps 😃
I see a nice #sim including a counter image??? What went wrong?
Personally, I would go with yes: ) nice counter image as well!
I find it easier to zoom , then mark when they are that close to the edge:)
That is a star 😃 They tend to overwhelm the camera,causing an artifact 😃
mmm, difficult to say. It is a interesting image - part of me says YES!, the other bit says it is a chance alignment 😕
Hi Felice, that is a simulated quasar lens #lens Nice find!
Hi MrBill, I think that is just a chance alignment of stars 😃 Pretty none the less!
Looks like a possible #lens to me 😃 Nice find!
That is a simulated quasar lens 😃 #sim
I am with anupreeta - I am thnking it is in the top left 😃
Hi, it looks like a #spiral to me
I would do the same 😃
No lenses.here... just similar galaxies 😃
Hi Aerra, always go with your gut instinct! The spiral in the upper left looks interesting, but i don't think its a lens ;-/
Possibly a simulated lens? 😃 #sim
Difficult to say... my gut instinct says 'no' - as the lensing galaxy is a spiral, and the 'lens' looks slightly displaced / disjointed.
Not too sure why you consider this a false positive??? I would be interested to know why?
It could be 😃
Hi adwaves - we are aware of this bug and the developers are looking into it 😃 Thanks for letting us know!
Hi spiralmania, this has been reported by other users - we are looking into it 😃
Elizabeth, you beat me 😃
It is a star causing an #artifact The blue streaky bits are diffraction spikes
It is a diffraction bar caused by a bright star off image #artifact
Sometimes that makes it more apparent... Myself, I see
2 possible # sim candidates in this image.
Have you tried using the quick dashboard and viewing it using 'Bluer' / 'Brighter' ?
a stunning #spiral galaxy 😃 Amazing aren't they 😃
Personally I would say yes, otherwise it is a very precise (from our viewpoint) overlap.
center far left or center left?
At this resolution it is difficult to say, but I am more likely going to go with no. I think it is just a chance overlap.
lol 😃 always good to have a sense of humor when classifying 😃
Could be 😃 It's a shame those 2 stars are so close to the possible lens - stars always tend to 'cloud' the situation!
mmmm, none here. Also it's not a training image. Did you get a popup when you classified it?
I think it is unlikely - you need a massive galaxy / ies to create a lens, so in this case you would need one blob to be a lot larger 😃
That's a #sim 😃
Definitely! That's why we have multiple people analyzing the same image. The results smooth out in the end 😃
Difficult to tell at this resolution, but I would of marked it as one as well 😃
Hi Scott, I don't see any lenses in this image 😃 Happy hunting.
To be honest, I don't see a lens in this image. Did you get a popup when you classified it?
Hi shulima, I think this could be one of the #missingsim images - it looks like a spiral to me as well.
Hi Scott, I don't think it is a lens, personally it looks like a star to me - but happy hunting!
I think it is more likely to be an #artifact
Don't worry - even I have missed a simulated lens by assuming it was a spiral 😃
Personally I think it looks more like a spiral, but rule of the thumb, if you think it is a lens, flag it as such 😃
It looks like an #overlap to me 😃
I have just raised another bug to do with the incorrect user names.
Hi Braxton, we are aware of a problem when the simulated lens sometimes goes missing. It has already been flagged #missingsim
Yes they can be ignored 😃 In this case the artifact is a diffraction spike caused by bright star. The camera gets 'overloaded'.
#missingsim A few people have reported this problem, the developers are looking at it 😃
I have also noticed it on other users images - I will flag that as a bug for the developers.
There is a zoom in feature in the quick dashboard (using your mouse scroll). They are still working on one for chat 😃
It's difficult to tell at this resolution, but I don't think so. Then again I could be wrong 😃 Intriguing none the less!
It looks like it is a dust lane within the galaxy 😃 But amazing none the less 😃
I could be wrong, but I think it may be the orange one below the 2 stars, in the middle?
A really bright star causing an optical artifact 😃 Happens when the CCD camera get overloaded with light 😃
I would say it is and edge-on galaxy with a star overlapping it 😃
It is an optical artifact caused by the brightness of the star 😃
Hey Elizabeth 😃 I would say yes - during the beta testing I did like to surprise us...
Sadly not 😃 It is an optical artifact, possibly an asteroid.
Yes it most certainly is 😃 #spiral
It is just an optical artifact from a bright object off screen.
Yes, it is a simulated lens #trainingimage
I don't see any lensing, The green line is possible an asteroid / satellite? I am sure sure Elizabeth would know better 😃
You never know! There is always a chance 😃
I would say that is 2 galaxies merging. Looks very similar to a galaxy that has been an Ootd @ GalaxyZoo 😃
Although, once you have classified an image I do not think it is possible to access the quick dashboard :-\
Hi 😃 it is an artifact - am image glitch when the photo was taken.
I don't think they are merging - I think it is an overlap. Maybe someone else can tell?
When you have selected the Quick Dashboard, just roll your mouse wheel - you can zoom in and out!
Hi, that is an artifact caused by a bright star 😃 The camera got a bit overloaded by the brightness of the star...
I think they look more like merging / irregular galaxies. Lenses (usually) need a big Lenticular (round) galaxy in order to form. Have fun!
Are you talking about the big blue thing? If so, it is a star in our galaxy, and it causes an artifact by being so bright. Happy hunting 😃
Mmmm, I am not too sure, but I think not 😕 But then again, it is always safer to mark it, rather than discarding it!
Hi, it is an artifact. They can be caused by asteroids and satellites.
Sadly no, that is just a very bright star, that has caused a artifact. Happy hunting!
are you talking about the bright orange object? If so it is a star 😃
It is a star 😃
Are you referring to the really bright object on the right?
Hi NJH, we are aware of this bug. It is being looked into as we speak 😃
Is that the lens you are referring to?
Hi Ed, it is a training image - the simulated lens is around the galaxy closest to the center of the image.