I'm new to this astronomy but what is this actually?
Welcome to Galaxy Zoo, Vercamme! 😃
It's a very beautiful spiral galaxy, seen nearly face-on. It's notable also for the fact that its bulge - the yellow 'spot' at its center - is so small, and for the star in our own galaxy that's coincidentally almost 'on top of' that bulge (it's the orange 'spot').