Radio Galaxy Zoo Talk

interacting group of galaxies?

  • WizardHowl by WizardHowl

    The radio emission in the centre is bent and could either be originating in the elongated IR source in the centre or an overlapping IR source to its 1 o'clock. A fainter part of the radio emission could possibly be associated instead with the bright radio/IR source to its right as the radio emission almost joins up. The smaller patch of radio emission below right is associated with a slightly irregularly-shaped IR source, which may or may not be related to the other bright IR sources clustered in the centre of the image. If it is, this might be a bhgroup candidate. The clustering of bright IR sources overlapping and in close proximity suggests some of the galaxies may be related/interacting.