Weird object at 12 o’clock on two surveys

Not sure what I’m seeing here but it sure looks to be reflecting light from the star. Seen best in DR5. Just an artifact?

I apologize, I actually only see it in one exposure. It looks as if there is something lighter in color under the black spot to the left (on the single exposures) of the star but it only shows on one exposure.

My guess is this is a mostly-masked artifact. Oddly, though, it doesn’t show up in the DQ (data quality) map, which normally shows why a pixel was masked.

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