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]
RCOS 14.5″ f/8
LRGB 460:200:140:120 min.
ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart NGC 7814 (Caldwell 43) in Pegasus
Image created by Skychart
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