Galaxy Zoo Starburst Talk

green object?

  • williamaskew by williamaskew

    any ideas what the green patch is?


  • ElisabethB by ElisabethB moderator

    Looks like an artifact to me


  • JeanTate by JeanTate

    It's in Stripe 82, and in the SDSS Explore tool, there are ~20 'secondary' photometric objects essentially coincident with the galaxy's nucleus, and the 'green patch' is not one of them. That suggests it is, in fact, an artifact; however, we can check when the multi-wavelength viewer is available.

    It might be interesting to find out if it is one of the Stripe 82 objects in an earlier GZ project; it's certainly bright enough ...