Can someone tell me what this is... I know it's nothing 'special', I just want to know what's going on.
Why is it squashed in the WISE1 frame?
See this image:
Sometimes the star is blended with other objects.
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by TED91 moderator
That would be my guess too.
This is what is going on:
There is an issue in the AllWISE data concerning saturation and dropouts at WISE 1 -2, i've seen a lot of dropout flagging since this post, but when you spot one you should check for the AllSky data for the IR excess, here:
sometimes you have a dropout AND a genuine IR excess.
sometimes you have a W2 dropout too: