Interesting, not sure what I am seeing though

Yes, that’s interesting! Maybe a recent merger of two galaxies, where the wreckage of the smaller one is the faint smudge to the right.

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It could be a disturbed spiral, towards the end of the Hubble sequence (i.e. an Sdm, for example). I think it unlikely to be a merger … mergers generally really fire up the nucleus (turn the AGN on, cause an intense star-burst) but the nucleus here doesn’t look all that abnormal. Also, the fairly uniform blue usually indicates fairly uniform star-formation, which would be pretty unusual for a merger. OTOH, both are common for late-stage spirals …


my obsevation is that what looks like a nucleus is a back ground onbect so therefore the best is a star cluster