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Subject: AGZ0000cg0

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  • dosey by dosey

    What is the diagonal that doesn't seem to interact with this #bar #spiral ?

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    That could be a diffraction spike (optical artifact) caused by a star outside of this image

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  • dosey by dosey

    Thank you Elisabeth, I just thought it was the same colour as the galaxy

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  • E_C_Williamson by E_C_Williamson

    I wonder if it's the outside of another galaxy edge on.

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  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    If you mean the faint line(bottom left),it's probably a diffraction spike from a nearby star
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffraction_spike

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  • john.talbot.astro by john.talbot.astro

    barred spiral - bar not aligned to major axis

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