NGC7314 seems to have detached spiral arm segments therefore it was listed in H.Arp´s "Atlas of peculiar galaxies" as Arp 14.
Sized 4,6′ × 2′ it appears as a 11mag bright patch in mid-sized telescopes in the constellation of Piscis austrinus.Classified as an active Seyfert-galaxy typed SAB(rs)bc,its real distance is about 66mio.light-years.
It was first seen by John Frederick William Herschel in 1834.
position (epoch 2000):
RA.: 22h 35m 46,2s
Decl.: -26° 03′ 02″
LRGB image with L = 26x1200s, RGB = 7x1200s each,a total of 15.6 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
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this is a blinking-comparison of the Chart32-picture with the one of the HST: