Galaxy Zoo Talk

Purple object

  • taylor572 by taylor572

    What is that purple object to the side of the galaxy?


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    In the top left of the image?

    That is a foreground star from our own galaxy. The weird shape and missing pixels are all optical artifacts. Remember to only classify the object directly at the center, in this case a lovely barred spiral 😃


  • taylor572 by taylor572 in response to Capella05's comment.

    Thanks Capella05! I classified the galaxy itself but was just curious about the foreground star you told me about! Thanks for answering my question!