Galaxy Zoo Talk

Shape Identification

  • ashishsaranaec by ashishsaranaec

    Instead of a Galaxy, It seems to me a star with huge cloud of dust and gases around it. The core appears to be hot and glowing


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Definitely not a star but a galaxy.
    What you describe as a huge cloud of dust and gasses are actually millions and millions of stars.


  • skyeconnery by skyeconnery

    What is the "trail" in upper RH corner?


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

    It's a diffraction spike, from the nearby bright star.

    I wrote about these in a recent Object of the Day, in the Galaxy Zoo forum: Sunday, 4 May, 2014: Diffraction Spikes, of the SDSS Kind

    Happy hunting! 😃