Galaxy Zoo Talk

Ring without a centre

  • jumpy26 by jumpy26

    What could that ring under the galaxy be?


  • JeanTate by JeanTate in response to jumpy26's comment.

    As there seems to be nothing in the SDSS image of the same field (see below, similar scale, different orientation), my guess is that it's an artifact, likely a ghost (internal camera reflection, of a bright star):

    enter image description here


  • Orlaav by Orlaav

    Obviously, nothing in the SDSS image... Is it possible that ring being an "exclusive" IR object?