Are they mergering?
Are the two galaxies mergering? By the way , is the central galaxy an edge-on spiral?
Not in this case. Here are some samples of mergers for you to look at.
It's close to being a edge on ellipse but not quite. Here are some samples of 'edge on' for you to look at.
Hum I was looking for one with a good bulge in the middle but can't seem to find one for you to look at.
Source links are provided above each image.
Hopefully this helps! By the way don't get discouraged! Keep looking!
by jules moderator
Great post Ex103!
Here's an example of a bulgy edge-on:
Thanks a lot ! 😃