Star, Supernova, or Galaxy?
What is that bright thing near the edge? How do I classify this object?
by Capella05 moderator
Hi and welcome to Galaxy Zoo 😃
First off, only ever classify the object directly at the center. Other galaxies / objects will have their chance to be classified in separate images 😃
In this case the central 'object' is a diffraction spike from the foreground star to the lower right. The algorithm that selects the objects that we classify, sometimes gets confused with stars and artifacts.
Hope this helps!