NGC 7814 (Cald­well 43) in Pegasus

NGC 7814 is an almost exactly edge-on spir­al galaxy, shin­ing at 10.6 mag, that belongs to the Pegas­us Spur of Galax­ies, which includes NGC7331. If its estim­ated dis­tance of 49 mil­lion light-years is cor­rect, the galax­ies true dia­met­er is 79’000 light-years. Most astro­nomers clas­si­fy NGC 7814 is an early-type spir­al. In pho­to­graphs NGC 7814 dis­palys a fly­ing-sau­cer-shaped body that tapers in either dir­ec­tion along its major axis, which is delin­eated by a line of dust.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 460:200:140:120 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart NGC 7814 (Cald­well 43) in Pegasus

NGC 7814 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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