Space Warps Talk

Help with this object

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    Can someone explain what this bright object is and if it is massive enough to cause gravitational lensing?


  • Capella05 by Capella05 moderator in response to's comment.

    That is a star in our galaxy, and no, it would not be massive enough to lens a galaxy. There are other types lensing (eg. microlensing) but as far as I am aware they would not be visible in these images.

    Hope this helps 😃