Bit confused

https://www.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=15.3076&dec=-5.5073&layer=ls-dr9&zoom=15

have seen this type of galaxy shape a bunch of times and I can’t ever attribute it to anything or understand it. asymmetry and diffuse material is present but no other interacting galaxy is present (actually orange dot might be a galaxy but can’t tell). This would make me think RPS but again, no tails no cluster. Am I making some basic mistake in my judgement?

I think I’d call this a dwarf irregular galaxy – this is a decent article mentioning them,

cheers,
dustin

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ah thank you!