Potential ring/lens

https://www.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=44.2012&dec=6.0748&layer=ls-dr9&zoom=15
Am I blind or is there a ring/lens around this galaxy?

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Do you mean that likely tidal stream above it?

AFAIK lenses are usually a ring, arc + counter image (point-like) or einstein cross (points like)

And often a different colour from the lensing galaxy

Also expect the ring / arc to be centered on the lensing galaxy if it’s not a cluster lens

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Ah I see thank you. Can I get your opinion on this? it seems to have some sort of ring around it. don’t think lensing but what exactly causes this?

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probably a faint outer spiral arm(s)…if it is lensing, it’s perfection

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yeh it looks too perfect but the project its from can’t find the metadata for this galaxy so I can’t look at it properly

AFAIK gravitational lenses are usually pretty sharply defined?

Not fuzzy like tidal streams or ringed : ring galaxies

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Ah I see - thank you I’ve posted the coordinates now I have them but eh not hopeful. digging into it atm

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