Galaxy Zoo Talk

Curious about an object

  • Ranchi by Ranchi


    I got curious about the strange ring-like green object at around 4 o'clock position. I haven't seen anything like it until now. What could it be?

    Thanks for the attention, 😃



  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi Ranchi,

    This is an infrared image. Here you get the image in the optical (rotated).

    enter image description here

    You can see that the ring in in the infrared image is actually a foreground star from our galaxy (the red dot). The appearance of a the ring is an optical artifact.

    Happy hunting ! 😄