Active Galatic Nuclei
There seems to be a active nuclei in this image.
by ElisabethB moderator
Hi gregorycooper and welcome to the Zoo
This is probably just an ordinary slightly disturbed spiral or disk galaxy. The bright red line is (sadly) just an optical artifact.
Happy hunting! 😄
by Budgieye moderator
Sorry but the red line is a cosmic ray hit on the ccd "film". with amusing results.