Galaxy Zoo Talk

Any idea what this might be?

  • goowik by goowik

    What is this? This looks like some flare of some projection or might this be a comet?


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    It is an optical artifact caused by a bright foreground star that is off screen.

    Here is the wideview image (rotated / flipped) where you can see the star that is causing the artifact.

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