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Subject: AGZ00062ek

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  • james_involute by james_involute

    I see a very faint vertical line through the galaxy centre on an incredible scale - so large it feels like an artifact. #jet #questions

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  • JeanTate by JeanTate

    I think it's a #satellitetrail. They're fairly common in SDSS images, though few go right over the nucleus! Or maybe a #diffractionspike ?

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    Wow! Good eyes! It's more obviously an image artifact (possibly a diffraction spike from somewhere) in the Skyserver image (follow "examine"

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    Or see here: http://skyserver.sdss3.org/dr8/en/tools/chart/chart.asp?ra=358.57882216&dec=31.72040487

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  • klmasters by klmasters scientist, admin

    Actually if you zoom out a lot I think you can faintly see it's the edge of a field where the background colour is subtly different.

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