Angular break galaxy

http://legacysurvey.org/viewer?ra=36.1206&dec=-58.4340&zoom=13&layer=des-dr1

Hmpfh every single mm of DES is packed with wonderful stuff… must… sleep…

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lol, I love that you are finding all this weird stuff. I got nothing but speculation for this one. It doesn’t make much sense to me as just an interaction with the galaxy north of it because the angle isn’t smooth. So strange. It’s like just that fifth or so of the galaxy collided with something that had an edge and slowed down just a portion of it.

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Oddly enough, when I look at it in regular old DSS with Aladin, it looks smooth.

It’s IDed as ESO 115-9, and there’s nothing in Simbad referencing it. Guess it’s hasn’t caught anyone’s interest so far.
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=ESO+115-9&NbIdent=1

Vaguely reminds me of the Whale Galaxy/NGC 4631.

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My best guess it’s a part (arm?) that is curving upwards and away from us but at the right perspective for us to see an apparant angle.

Still like these angled things because they look so ‘unnatural’ :slight_smile: