Galaxy Zoo Talk

Inverted variation

  • jordanbitbit92 by jordanbitbit92

    In some specimens when you invert the image you can see another smaller spot, is this in the foreground or is it a smaller stellar object that is in the process of merging? Just so that I can better classify. Thank you, and much appreciated.


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Hi jordanbitbit92 and welcome to the Zoo,

    If it is just a small dark spot in the centre of a bright spot it is just an artifact caused by oversaturation. So, you shouldn't classify it. In this image, the orange dot is a foreground star from our galaxy.

    Hope this helps and happy classifying !