Monday Astronomy Picture Ponderings 3/21/2022

Image from the James Webb Space Telescope of the star labeled 2MASS J17554042+6551277 as part of the telescopes calibration and alignment. There is a bright red star at the center of the image with lines radiating out. Although the star is the focus of the image, the telescopes sensors also picked up other galaxies and stars in the background.
2MASS J17554042+6551277 taken by the James Webb Space Telescope from NASA APOD 3/19/2022 Image Credit : NASA, STScI, JWST

Welcome back to the Monday Astronomy Picture Ponderings (MAPPs) series where every Monday I pick one of NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) entries from the past seven days to focus on in some way.

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