Galaxy Zoo Talk

Okay, I give up, what is the blue/green ring?

  • ChipFaust by ChipFaust

    A flaw in the CCD? Artifact? Wormhole entrance? Sauron's eye? Or a cosmic cat's eye? Wish I could zip over and check it out...


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    This is an infrared image of this galaxy.(image is rotated) The weird ring is indeed an optical artifact. Probably caused by the brightness of the core.

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