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
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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Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.