Galaxy Zoo Talk

The yellow / red dot?

  • garethablake by garethablake

    Does anyone have an idea as to what the bright yellow / red dot near the centre of the galaxy could be?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi garethablake and welcome to the Zoo

    The bright yellow/red dot is a foreground star from our galaxy and the colours are not real. The red centre is an optical artifact caused by oversaturation.

    Happy hunting ! 😄