Space Warps Talk

Big blue smear

  • mrpsb by mrpsb

    Hello all,

    Any idea what this object is? Quite a striking blue smear across the picture, doesn't look like a lens. Something red at the centre in the bottom of it. The middle almost looks like it's a bit brighter so maybe a disturbed spiral?

    Would be interested to know!


  • Budgieye by Budgieye moderator

    It looks like an irregular galaxy, they don't have much in the way of structure. The red thing is probably a star in our galaxy overlapping. It is perfectly round, which makes me think that it is a star.


  • AlexandredOr by AlexandredOr

    BTW stunning picture !!