Interesting object

Possible quasar? The galaxy it belongs to is rather interesting too.

https://www.legacysurvey.org//viewer/?ra=166.2457&dec=30.0308&layer=decals-dr5&zoom=16

Hi,
Welcome :slight_smile: If you click on the map and follow the “Single exposures” link, you’ll see all the images that go into the color image. In this case, the first one looks like it has a cosmic ray that doesn’t get masked. That’s a “g” band exposure, which is blue in this rendering. So unfortunately, this is just a cosmic ray image artifact.
cheers,
-dustin

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Hi Dustin,

Thank you for telling me about the single exposures link, the pop-up box is tiny on my screen and I didn’t notice it before. I have a lot to learn being new here too. I could scroll around all day, it’s so addictive lol.

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