What is this
I marked this as star or artifcat, but im not sure as im new to this? is this a ring? is that another object thats behind it?
by ElisabethB moderator
Hi kshorne and welcome to the Zoo
You are correct. This is indeed a star from our galaxy and star/#artifact is the correct classification.
And this is just one object the colors and weird center are all optical artifacts.
Happy hunting ! 😄
Star or artifact seems ok. If you look at the bigger picture in SDSS, this is shown:
So it looks like a dodgy piece that filters or some lens flare have messed with,
If you look at the catalogue called SIMBAD, it has it as a star, so I think the ring is another
poor optical effect.