Galaxy Zoo Talk

Large bright objects

  • spudley410 by spudley410

    does anybody know what the bright object at the top is


  • JeanTate by JeanTate

    It's a star in our own galaxy. It's bright enough that it saturates at least one of the detectors, resulting in strange colors. Also, the 'compass points' are #diffractionspikes, caused by the support arms of the secondary mirror in the telescope.