Is this a galaxy?
I think this is something between a nebula and a galaxy. My dad thinks its a nebula with a galaxy behind it. I would like someone with a little more experience to look at this.
by Capella05 moderator
Hi and Welcome @Sara (and dad) 😃
This is a foreground star from our own galaxy- sometimes when the telescope does an observation run, the conditions aren't good (high wind, light etc...) or there could be a problem with the telescope itself (filters misaligned, too hot etc...)
When this happens we get strange and colourful artifacts like this one.
Here is a zoomed out image of the same star - you can see which frames were corrupted!
Hope this helps and we love questions 😃