Galaxy Zoo Talk

Star, Supernova, or Galaxy?

  • chemisthuy by chemisthuy

    What is that bright thing near the edge? How do I classify this object?


  • Capella05 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!