Galaxy Zoo Talk

What is this

  • kshorne by kshorne

    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?


  • ElisabethB 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 ! 😄


  • Rick_N. by Rick_N.

    Star or artifact seems ok. If you look at the bigger picture in SDSS, this is shown:
    enter image description here

    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.