Galaxy Zoo Talk

Help identifying a feature on this galaxy

  • JonKelley88 by JonKelley88

    Hello, layman here. What is that to the bottom left of the galactic core? At first I thought it was an artifact but I also see that feature in other DECaLS images. Could it still be an artifact? Is it something in the foreground? Thank you!


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator

    Here is the SDSS image:

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    I can't see anything at the position indicated,so I am currently leaning towards artifact. I will have a closer look when I have more time 😃