Space Warps Talk
I think chance alignment at 6 - no counter, doesn't look too different than other blue objects and curvature not quite right in tools
I think this is just an object that happens to be nearby.
#spiral #no_lens at 2, imo
I don't think this is a lens (~3 o'clock) - just doesn't seem right.
no curvature, no counter, just chance alignment imo
#spiral #no_lens 2 o'clock
hmm, I think this is just some bright blue object off frame and maybe a satellite galaxy (10)
Great candidate in my opinion! Possible #lens
#no_lens, just a poorly defined blue galaxy next to an orange one, in my opinion.
Top edge to the right of green line. Wish the top wasn't partially cut off - I think it's a possibility, although not super convincing
top right - when looked at in tools, it doesn't look like anything to me, just some overlap/alignment
I think this is a #spiral with a blue overlap on the lower arm
I would still mark this (and did) if it came up as non training - although apparently I'd be wrong 😃
Agree with scorch - blue dot curvature not right in tools and the white arc below the galaxy is the same color as the lensing galaxy
Sorry, at 10 o'clock
First thought was lumpy galaxy, but it becomes more interesting in tools - there does appear to be two distinct blue qso like dots...
7 - first impression is alignment since the blue object looks similar to others and no curve, but it may have a counter... not sure.
#spiral, imo. Could be wrong, though.
Not sure what to make of this one (top right). I'm leaning towards some sort of merger or overlap, but I'm marking it since I'm unsure.
Wow! This is a great candidate, or so it would seem!
overlap in my opinion (purple spot on yellow galaxy, lower left)
I think this is a star (10:30)?
A lot to look at - no lenses to me though. Beautiful galaxy at 9 though.
I'm going to say chance alignment on this - they look very similar to most of the background here, not particularly bright/defined/curved
Very interesting next to collect sign. I think it's a possibility.
Just a galaxy, no lens imo.
Curvature doesn't seem right and there are other similarly colored objects nearby - I'm going to say no
no lens for me, I think it's just active parts of the galaxy (Agree with mitch)
It's so dim - very difficult to get any good information off of it even in tools. Maybe just the brightest part of a dim galactic ring?
They are off center - but they do look very similar - they just don't seem to be oriented around where you'd expect. Don't know.
Beautiful merger or disturbed galaxy, but no lens for me.
Looks more likely to be overlap to me, but I don't have a very good track record with identifying QSOs it seems 😛
Agree - the ring itself does not show up in UV either - perhaps the red dot is some sort of image artifact?
Hmm. I think this is a candidate (4 o'clock - blue spots around white-ish galaxy)
I think this is just a clumpy galaxy
Curvature does not seem to match, but it seems like it COULD be.... I lean towards no, but hope I am wrong!
I assume people marked the start at 9 with the two blue spots. #no_lens
I am inclined to believe that this is some sort of weird overlap - the "lens" has no curve and is not well defined, but very interesting.
overlap in my opinion.
Also possible purple arc at top left of galaxy. I am unsure about both.
Not sure - bright spot inside galaxy at 8, but a white galaxy which I'm told is normally too close to lens, and no counter image.
This is interesting (three spots inside galaxy at 4) - however - it appears to be a barred spiral to me - not enough mass to lens? Opinions?
I'm a little bit skeptical of this one but I can't rule it out. I think it's a candidate.
I see #no_lens - unless I'm missing something
I think the mentioned red arc is chance alignment - an edge-on next to an elliptical. The pink dots however... those are very interesting.
I assume some people marked the spots around the star at 6? #no_lens
Hmm. Don't see any good candidates. Some "maybe they could have thought..." but nothing that stands out to me.
Overlap at 9, I think.
I think that is a star?
I would say this looks more like the red starforming galaxies featured in the false positive section of the spotters guide
Seems to me like it could be part of the upper merging galaxy. I don't think this is a lens, but I hope I'm wrong 😃
Not sure about this one. I think the arc is maybe too big for the lensing galaxy, the arc radius doesn't seem right. Unsure.
possible #lens at 12, agreed. Also - possible purple shaded lensing around galaxy at 6? That one is not as apparent...
Just a very pretty spiral, I think.
And of course, in my excitement, I forgot to actually mark it ><. DOH
Very interesting! I think this one is a real possibility. Look in UV and there is a third spot buried within.
Another one that I can't even figure out what people saw. Maybe galaxies at bottom left or top right, either way, #no_lens to me.
star #overlap on a background galaxy?
I assume this is the galaxy at 9 - I think just clumpy, starforming, or maybe a ill-defined spiral
I assume people saw the point above the galaxy at 11:30? I can't see anything else, but that one has no counter, so I think #no_lens
I agree with budgie. Too thick, not really curved, very fuzzy - #no_lens to me
Not sure what people saw on this one. I see #no_lens
I think not defined enough for a quasar and not curved - the two look different in UV as well, and other similar spots around. #no_lens imo
In tools this becomes apparent as a #sim, but I immediately dismissed it as a disturbed spiral. Am I off base or is this a bit of #simfail?
Stunning - normally I would say this wasn't curved enough to be a lens, but with all that crazy gravitational pull, who knows?
#ringed_galaxy, #no_lens, in my humble opinion.
~3 to the left of the red star, I think #no_lens. Not defined enough to be quasar and not arced, no UV.
Overlap/alignment at edge on at ~2pm in my opinion. I think #nolens
Agree with ceperman - numerous blue spots in a definate arc like pattern around the cluster at bottom right - probably nothing, but maybe.
#simfail in my opinion. ~4, near center.
I think they are way too far out, and not particularly arc shaped, but minute possibility at 2 around red cluster (two blue marks)
Not sure what to make of this. I lean towards maybe a blue galaxy in front of a bright yellow cluster or merger, but who knows.
Lower galaxy at ~7 is stunning to view in tools. No lens - but it's got an amazing structure.
purple marks on either side of yellow mass at 11 near top - they are spread a bit far apart, but not outside of what I've seen in sims...
faint blue marks on either side of upper orange mass at 7. Probably nothing since similar are elsewhere in the frame, but marked anyway.
small blue dot opposite larger blue haze around yellow galaxy at 9. Potential, but I think it's unlikely (chance alignment)
It looks interesting but I don't think this is a lens. Seems like a galaxy with a slight halo/ring with maybe a star overlapping to me.
possible lens at 3 - blue spot at 7 on red galaxy. I think most likely it's just chance alignment through, I don't really see a counter.
Possible lens to the right of collect. Hard to tell since it's cut off.
I don't think this is actually a lens - some sort of overlap perhaps?
I take this to be a stunning #ringedgalaxy instead of a lens. Opinions?
Is this really a plausible #sim? It seems... a little disjointed to me.
Two even spots around yellow object at 3 - I think maybe companion galaxies? They seem too similarly colored to be lenses?
Bright spot above galaxy at lower right disappears almost entirely in UV. Possible lensed #qso? No opposing point, however. Unlikely.
Large galaxy on right side very interesting in tools. Starforming or #lens perhaps?
Upper left - Seems that the lens is too large and too far out considering the apparent size of the red galaxy, but who knows
Possible #lens upper right corner - blue spot and counter image around red edge-on. Probably nothing but marked just in case.
Just got this one. Seems like possible #buriedlens. Shows up well in UV.
If it was lensed it would be a quasar - but it shines through very strong in UV, which I didn't think they should, so I'm going with a star
blue tint on either side of largest galaxy at ~3
Perhaps if the entire sim could be seen it would be obvious, but as it stands even in tools it's not clear. Possible #simfail
Not sure what graham d was referring to. I don't see anything probable in this image.
Spot at yellow object on bottom edge at 5 (~7 o'clock on the object?). Blue spot around small yellow at 7 too but I think it's nothing.
Weird "waves" show up in z in tools - image processing artifact?
#sim on top edge, not very convincing. Doesn't show up very well in UV, no apparent ring or counter image.
lower yellow cluster on left side has three fairly symmetrical dots around it.
two blue spots around yellow galaxy at 6. I think it's not likely, but marked just in case.
Lower right - blue on red object - I'm thinking this is just a blue object (maybe a star) in front of a dim background galaxy?
Just got this, it looks GREAT with the bluer filter - but then it doesn't show up pretty much at all in UV. Ring/Spiral Maybe? Confused.
I didn't think it was a very strong candidate anyway! Feelings not hurt 😉
I don't think this is a lens - looks like a very disturbed galaxy maybe with some active areas?
Orange object near center has possible dim blue arcs at 12 and 7 - the larger blue object appears to be in front of it - maybe unrelated.
Lower white object (7) has multiple small blue spots arrayed around it. I think it's probably just chance, but marked it as a possibility
#simfail (red object with blue around it at 6:30). Possible (although not strong) candidate at ~7, however (yellow with blue lower right)
Agreed - Looks interesting!
Pretty sure this isn't a lens. Looks strange though. Some sort of overlap probably.
possible lens at the large yellow galaxy at 6 (located at ~2 - blue arc)
cluster at 11 has several violet/blue spots - possible lenses.
Besides the obvious sim, I wonder if the lowest yellow cluster couldn't have two lensed dots across it (although they are similarly colored)
Possible lens at 5
Possible lens at ~2. There is the obvious blue object below it, but also possibly a faint sign of blue above it when viewed in tools
It was not apparent using bluer. I guess you might have considered it a lens, but no distinct lens was visible, to my eye anyway.
This #sim is pretty much impossible to spot without opening in tools and filtering with U
faint purple at ~4-5 across large cluster/galaxy at 3
White elliptical at ~11:30 has a blue ring that shows up nicely in tools and, but I think maybe it's just part of the galaxy
I marked this as well but I am skeptical. I think it might just be two unrelated blue objects.
Seems like a #simfail to me. I immediately saw what it says is a sim (6), but it really doesn't seem plausible to me.
I'm thinking the ring at ~8 around the small red dot is probably a ringed galaxy?
Possible #redarc around galaxy at 8
9:30 - possibility. Can be seen in UV range if you play with it enough.
This one is not obvious even when viewed in the bluer filter in dashboard. Only becomes obvious when viewed in tools.
Possible red arc along right edge at 4. I think probably not, but marked it just in case.
I'm guessing this is maybe an arm with star formation in it, but I marked it anyway (lower right)
I marked this as well but for the yellow galaxy at 7 - if you zoom in it appears as if there is blue color on either side of the galaxy
Possible lens at ~1 - blue coloration around both sides of yellowish core
Twin orange marks across whiter object at 10
Yellowish galaxy at 10 has two blue marks - 5 and 8. Unconvincing but I marked it as a possibility.
Not a great candidate, but there are three blue marks around the white galaxy at 6 (9, 10:30, 1)
Couple possibles here - bottom near right edge ("arc" at 10 on yellow galaxy) and top right corner at 11 and 5 across orange galaxy.
blue spot appears on opposite side of yellow galaxy as the whiter galaxy above it (at 8). Probably nothing, but I marked it just in case.
Possible lens above the upper most orange spot - not a certain thing for sure, however.
Twin red dots, 8 o'clock.
Possible lens below the orange galaxy near the center of the visible portion
Possible lens at galaxy at lower left. Seen more clearly in tools, but it's still not entirely clear if it's actually a lens.
Possible lens at white galaxy on bottom. Seen much better in tools.
Possible ring at ~9:30 (blue ring around red dot))
blue features around small white object at ~3 on edge. Also blue features around yellowish galaxy at ~8 but I think that's not a lens.
cool merger at top left
Possible lightweight blue arc to bottom left of larger yellow galaxy halfway between center and lower left corner
I'm guessing he was referring to the two opposing blue marks (3 and 9) across the large yellow galaxy at ~5
Possible blue arc above yellow galaxy down a little from the top right corner.
yellow core galaxy at ~11 has a blue ring - I'm thinking this is just a ringed galaxy, but it looked pretty pronounced so I marked it
Possible double across orange galaxy to near bottom right
Blue arc-like feature around white galaxy at 10 (halfway to corner). Seen very clearly in tools, hard to see otherwise.
fuzzy blue ring around red center at 6 near bottom, probably too fuzzy to really tell anything. Also two yellow dots around adjacent yellow
merger with dust lane top left? Really comes out clearly in dashboard
#simfail left edge near bottom. Not even sure what it was going for (the blue dot, I guess?)
Cool - possible (although dubious) arcs at bottom right cluster combined with what I take to be a dustlane?
three yellow points around the large yellow galaxy/cluster at 12:30 - roughly 12, 5 & 6. Roughly equidistant from center, anyway.
I marked this as well (possible lensed qso) - looks interesting anyway. Also, pretty blue cloud in upper right.
Some action going on in the bottom right corner - possible lensing
two opposing blue marks (11 and 5) across yellow galaxy at 12:30 near top. A little far apart perhaps, unconvincing but I marked it
Not sure what is going on towards the bottom right - an edge-on with a tidal tail maybe?
I marked this image as well, but for the white galaxy on the top edge near the left side - has 2-3 blue areas around it.
interesting object at 10 near center - merger or disturbed spiral maybe?
Agreed - this one looks like it has potential
I call BS on this one. #simfail
Not sure what is going at at 9? Looks to have two centers with maybe a n arm or something ejected out of the top left?
yellow galaxy at 11:30 has two opposing blue marks - one at 1, and a faint ghost at 7
large galaxy at bottom right has three fairly evenly spaced yellow points around it.
really doesn't look like a lens to me. I hate all the spiral lookalike sims
fuzzy red spot with blue all around it at ~10 (half way between red line and center)
blue features around galaxy at 9:30 near left edge. Considering how clumpy I think maybe star forming but it seemed possible.
opposing spots on either side of white elliptical at bottom right. Not entirely convincing but seems possible
two opposing blue features around the top cluster at 12
Did not pop-up as a sim to me either (which it apparently is, by the label)
Woah. Just got this one as well. Crazy looking!
blue lens like feature at 5, top right side of yellow galaxy
white/yellow object in upper left has quite a bit of blue around the edges. Hard to make out if it's a feature of the galaxy or a lens
Humph. Did not mark it, thought that the lensing galaxy looked more like a star.
blue coloration around white object at ~2:30
yellow cluster at 2 has some blue marks around it - I'm thinking most likely it's chance alignment but I marked it
Opposing pinkish marks above and below the yellow galaxy at 4. Doubtful, but marked it.
possible lens around yellow object at 5 - two opposing blue regions at 11 and 5
Possible lens at top right edge around white galaxy. Hard to say anything for certain and I can't seem to easily find a connecting frame.
white galaxy at 2 (dot close in at ~4, possible shadow at 10)
possible double at yellow galaxy at 4 (dots at 11 and 5)
interesting line of galaxies near the edge at 3 - like peas in a pod
opposing purple points above and below the yellow elliptical at 10
Says the spiral at top right is a sim. I know it means the blue dots, but doesn't this look typical of a spiral with maybe starforming?
#simfail? Says the orange spot in the lower left with the white spot embedded in it is a lens. Seems kind of weak to me.
Particularly three very similarly looking blue dots at ~2/7/9 around the galaxy and multiple bright white spots to the left and inside
Disturbed galaxy? Merger? Either way, pretty.
Agree with ceperman - possible lens features in the large white galaxy to the lower right of the sim
If you're talking about the bright object with the crosshairs extending from it, it's a nearby overexposed star
Particularly the three spots around the whiter galaxy down on the right edge, also blue "arcs" around the rounder yellow galaxy to the left
Quite a bit of stuff going on the top right - I think some of these many spots are potential lenses
Possible lensing in and around the white galaxy at top right
Opposing blue dots (down low) on either side of the yellow galaxy at 6:30 - probably chance alignment but marked it anyway
I don't see it - can you give a more specific location or description?
Possible faint lens to the bottom right and top left of the yellow galaxy at 11:30
possible lensed points in and around the large white galaxy at 11:30
Possible lens at 12:30 along top edge (blue points to either side of small yellow galaxy). Unfortunately I skipped past without marking it
Possible lensed points around the large central galaxy
Possible lensed yellow points around galaxy at far bottom left (above and to the right)
Possible lensed points at far top left - bottom right and top right of yellow galaxy
This is a simulation (for the Einstein ring at 7) but it seems like the bright white/yellow galaxy at 12 might have two lensed points?
Possible #lens at bottom of yellow galaxy at 5:30
possible arc above edge on galaxy at 12
Dual white/blue dots at ~8:30 on the left side. Probably stars but who knows.
Looks like some possible arcs around the yellow galaxy near the center (to the left and possibly below). Maybe some chance alignment though
Lots of interesting stuff going on at the white clump at 6. Also dual red dots lower down.
possible arc at 12 to the left of yellow galaxy at top. I think it's just overlap though.
Clumpy galaxy at 12 near top - #starforming ?
Two objects hidden within the white galaxy at 3 - not sure it's lens related though
#merger on left side or just two galaxies that happen to be lined up nicely? I'm thinking the latter, but looks pretty either way
Better seen at http://talk.spacewarps.org/#/subjects/ASW0009ag6
Possible arc on right edge above yellow galaxy - a shame that the edge is cut off on this one.
Don't think it's lens related, but a very neat coloration on the galaxy near the center at ~11:30 - yellow center with red edges.
multiple dots around yellow galaxy at 8 - I think probably just overlap though
Possible double at 10 (around yellow galaxy), but I'm skeptical. Marked it just in case.
possible #buriedlens top left of round white galaxy at 6
opposing red dots around white galaxy near left edge at 8 (top and bottom). Based on similar dots in the picture I think chance alignment
Possible double at 3, I'm thinking overlap though
I'm thinking just a disturbed galaxy / merger, but looks interesting at 3 (blue around the rightmost of the two yellow galaxies)
presumably just chance alignment, but a group of red "arcs" around a round black space at 5 near bottom
Quite a bit going on around the clusters at 4 but I can't tell if any of it is lens related
opposing blue dots on either side of yellow elliptical at bottom right corner - chance alignment?
two opposing blue spots on either side of red dot at ~7
I'm thinking chance alignment - but blue blob below a yellow dot at ~5:30 near center
Possible ring at 4 buried in yellow galaxy
I assume he was talking about 12 just above center - I marked this as well.
Possible #quasar 6:30 (double bright redish white dots)
Possible dim blue ring around red dot at 10
Is there any easy way to differentiate stars from possible quasars by using the filters in tools? Possible #quasar at 3?
possible blue arcs around the red galaxies to the right of "collect" and in the top right corner
#sim at 10 on edge. Not sure I really agree with this one.
two bright red dots, bottom right. very similar color/size/brightness. Possible #quasar ?
two bright dots at 3 look odd. possible #quasar ?
Looks like possibly a buried lens in around the lower white mass at 12
possible #quasar at ~11:30 ?
possible #redarc below lowermost yellow galaxy at 6
Seems like the lensing galaxy is a bit small to produce such a defined ring? Or is that way off base? (2 o'clock) #sim
almost looks like there is a black (non-visible) circle around 4:30 to the right of the red dot (and above the blue dot)
#simfail (left side ~10 o'clock). Seems way too removed to me.
yellow galaxy at ~4 has what appears to be four symmetrical blueish dots around it.
I think it's unlikely, but the orangish galaxy at the bottom left has two fairly symmetrical, similarly sized dots on either side of it.
Looks pretty good in dashboard anyway
Possible lens around red galaxy at 8:30 on edge
I also marked this as possibility but even in dashboard I can't see any counter image so I'm not so sure.
Possible lens around yellow galaxy at ~11:30 at top, also interesting orange cluster just to left of center.
Possible red #quasar at 10 (double red dots)?
Hard to tell - possible faint blue ring around red dot at ~2
rawhiti - the large bright objects are nearby stars which get over-exposed.
possible buried lens in the yellow oval at ~3:30
possible #redarc at 7 (around bright white)
I saw this as well - appears to be a possible red arc at 11 (as the previous posters also stated)
Looks like a possible ring around the red dot at ~6:30
Glad to see others thought so as well - I marked it, but wasn't sure because the color is so similar
Possible blue features around red galaxy in bottom right.
Hard to tell. Possible #lens at 6 o'clock above the upper white galaxy?
#merger at 9?
I think it's more of a #merger ? I just got this one.
wow - cool find!
blue hue around yellowish galaxy at 8
Possible at ~8 (whitish galaxy near edge)?
Seems like an awfully large lens for a small and/or missing galaxy? (12:30) #simfail
Possible at ~7 - complete ring around yellow galaxy?
#simfail - yellow galaxy at 3 near center, looked just like a nearby object to me. Boo.
=\ looks like regular spiral galaxy to me #simfail
Possible at 9 (blue/white dot to the right side of the yellow galaxy). I'm thinking probably not but I marked it.
I marked this as well - looks like a possibility anyway.
Cool, glad I said something (even it doesn't end up being anything) - I didn't actually mark it because I didn't see a lensing galaxy.
Not sure what is going on at ~5. Double red dots, caught my attention.
Wondering what the blue cloud in the bottom left is?
says it's a simulation - I guess I don't really see it - can someone steer me in the right direction?