Galaxy Zoo Talk

Irregular object or star

  • Rafale_C_93 by Rafale_C_93

    what's the red light? it is irregular so I doubt it is a star


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi Rafale_C_93 and welcome to the Zoo

    The bright object to the left is indeed a foreground star from our galaxy. The colours and spikes are all optical artifacts;

    Happy hunting! D