Does anyone know exactly what this huge object is?

https://decaps.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=219.8584&dec=-60.8332&layer=decaps2&zoom=11

Yep, that’s a bright star, Rigel. It’s so bright that it totally saturates the detector and utterly confuses the image-processing software :slight_smile:

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That’s the nearby bright star Alpha Centauri. Rigel is in the constellation of Orion. The star’s other name is Rigel kentaraus.