Galaxy Zoo Talk

faint line


    Notice the faint line running from the galaxy towards the bottom left corner of the picture? Is this something or just artifact? Should this be marked as "odd"?


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    Hi, sorry but it is only an artifact, these images are heavily processed. There are many funny lines and circles in the images when you look at them with such high magnification. They areas where images are sewn together, or cosmic ray hits removed.


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

    Here's a different version of the same field, processed using different parameters (the orientation is different):

    enter image description here

    I don't see any faint line, and this field isn't really close to a Field boundary (capital F, because it's a technical SDSS term).