Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk


  • shocko61 by shocko61

    Have I marked this correctly .I have the bright galaxy circled between the two lobes . Ian


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to shocko61's comment.

    Hi Ian.

    To me, this looks like a classic #doublelobe, albeit a rather small and not so bright one.

    The galaxy at whose heart lies a super-massive black hole - whose interaction with the surrounding matter somehow causes the twin jets that turn into lobes - is indeed between the two lobes (this galaxy is called the 'host'). It has a redshift of 0.274, and its name is SDSS J144815.94+235336.9, as you can see by clicking on the SDSS link under the image.

    Happy hunting! 😃