What is this...?
This fuzzy ball (and I have seen a few of them, maybe the same one repeatedly) looks like something at the limit of resolution, out of focus and pixelated, so it could be a star surrounded by gas/dust, or it could be a very distant galaxy, or something else entirely. Any suggestions?
by ElisabethB moderator
This is a ferengified (artificially redshifted) image of a galaxy. See this blog post for more information : https://blog.galaxyzoo.org/2016/12/12/ferengi-2-images-launched/
And here's a link to the original image in Skyserver : http://cas.sdss.org/dr13/en/tools/chart/navi.aspx?ra=171.684648470597&dec=59.1554203123702&scale=0.2
Hope this helps and happy hunting ! 😄