NGC 7814, the Little Sombrero Galaxy   HOME INDEX BACK NEXT

Spiral galaxy in Pegasus

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NGC 7814 is a distinctive spiral galaxy that can be found inside the Great Square of the constellation Pegasus, about 2.5 degrees northwest of the star Algenib. As can be seen in this picture, we view this galaxy edge-on. It has a prominent dust lane that seeming divides the galaxy into two halves. With a large and bright central bulge and pointy arms, it is similar in apperance to Messier 104, the Sombrero Galaxy in Virgo.

Magnitude 11.6
Apparent Size 5.5' x 2.3'
Distance (light yrs) 40 million
Right Ascension 00:03.2
Declination +16 09
Field of View 29' x 22'

Image details:  Exposure times of 60 minutes luminance and 30 minutes each of red, green, and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 14" Meade LX850 telescope at f/6.

September 2016