Galaxy Zoo Talk

the bright object in this image

  • aswindev by aswindev

    What is the bright object on the right side of this image?
    It looks incredibly bright.


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi aswindev and welcome to the Zoo

    The bright object to the right is a foreground star from our galaxy. The colors, spikes and weird center are all optical artifacts.

    Happy hunting ! 😄