Interesting galaxy

https://decaps.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=129.8295&dec=-28.8045&layer=decaps2&zoom=14

What’s this streak going through the galaxy?

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The streak is the colour of stars, so likely stars torn off of another galaxy doing a flyby. There is a piece of shredded galaxy above it.
https://decaps.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=129.8255&dec=-28.7892&layer=decaps2&zoom=15

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Looks like a faint polar ringed galaxy? What do you think!

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retract

@Lake 's image seems similar to this known PR galaxy to me

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I think you’re right. I am on a bigger (none old iPhone screen) and I see what you mean. Fairly sure William is right and it is a polar ring galaxy

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It could be the only polar ring in the DECaPS2 survey.

@Lake maybe you should put this in the #interesting-things:beautiful-or-unusual-objects category, which we love.

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You’re right but for some reason it’s not letting me

I would imagine that is highly unlikely. DECaPS2 covers a surprisingly large area.

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The DECAPS survey is a survey of the plane of the Milky Way. so highly unlikely to be more.

Background dust and stars obscures the galaxy called the Zone of Avoidance.

I’m aware, but DECaPS2 doesn’t just cover the densest area of the plane - it extends out ~10 deg. Look at the outskirts of the coverage area and you will see plenty of galaxies. Polar rings arent exactly common, but they’re not rare enough that it’s likely the be the only one in the entire survey.

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