Asteroid Zoo Talk


  • griffinlady by griffinlady

    Possible spiral or Lenticular galaxy? Thoughts
    I love finding galaxies. Also would like to know what this galaxy is called.


  • Dr.Asteroid by Dr.Asteroid scientist, admin

    This is a spiral galaxy. I'd say that this one is a nice barred spiral with two distinct arms. Since the telescope that took this image is very fast (F/1.5) the central area of galaxies tends to get washed out.

    Here's a description of galaxies in terms of the morphological types.

    Are you asking for a specific identification of the galaxy - i.e., the NGC number?