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Originally posted by C.H.U.D.
reply to post by guessing
It's not lens flare/ghosting, and it could not be a physical object, or it would be many times larger than the Sun (assuming it's the same distance as the Sun).
It's probably just an artifact, ie something generated by the camera-lens system, although there's always a chance it could be space-junk close to the camera.
You can't expect every photograph to turn out 'perfect'. From time to time there are 'glitches'. That is to be expected. Any solid-physical objects worth investigating would appear in multiple frames. Single frames like this are more or less useless.