Galaxy Zoo Talk

Is that an artifact?

  • jarickc by jarickc

    What is the bright line to the left of the galaxy?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi jarickc and welcome to the Zoo

    The red line is indeed an artifact and looking at the zoomed out view you can see that it is caused by the bright star to the left. All the other bright objects in this image have the same artifact.

    Hope this helps.

    Happy hunting ! 😄