Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

ARG00010h3: how to explain the elongation and the blue/contour offset?

  • JeanTate by JeanTate

    Both radio sources have elongated contours (and the SE one jagged too), and both sets of contours are clearly offset from the blue-white color peaks (in the 'radio only' view).

    Are these artifacts? If real, what causes these features?


  • ivywong by ivywong scientist, admin

    Offsets of ~1 pixel are acceptable because there is some "smoothing" typically in the contours which may cause the peaks to appear a little offset (between the contour and the blue image).