Galaxy Zoo Talk

Extremely bright shining, perfectly circular Object.

  • Kielak by Kielak

    The amount of light it is giving off compared to the other galaxies I have looked through stood out the most. In addition it looks like it is "shining" or radiating away those yellow stripes. Except for the words I used already it was rather hard to classify for me personally.


  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    Hi @Kielak, the really bright thing to the upper middle is a foreground star. The spikes coming off it are diffraction spikes caused by the optics of the telescope. We were looking for classifications of the object in the middle, which looks like an edgeon disc galaxy to me - it's much fainter than the foreground star, but much further away also of course!