NGC 7814 Galaxy in Pegasus

NGC 7814 (also known as Caldwell 43) is a spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.
The galaxy is seen edge-on from Earth. It is sometimes referred to as "the little sombrero", a miniature version of Messier 104.
NGC 7814 has a bright central bulge and a bright halo of glowing gas extending outwards into space.
The dusty spiral arms appear as dark streaks, consisting of dusty material that absorbs and blocks light from the galactic core behind it.

Find a Hubble image of the central part of NGC 7814 here. 

In the inverted image at bottom 2 dwarf galaxies can be identified, both already published from the team of David Delgado here.

Image data:
LRGB (480-140-140-140 min) total 15 h, north is up, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL-16803, Astrodon LRGB GenII filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile

Processing: Johannes Schedler, image featured as APOD on June 30, 2017

Find the image in 40/80% size below and an inverted full frame version in 30/80% at bottom.

In July 2021 a type Ia supernova has been observed near the center of the galaxy,
Bernd Flach-Wilken captured the new raw images and Volker Wendel processed them.

For this newly processed image Volker with the chart32 team has been awarded with another APOD on July 22, 2021.

You find the SN image below the 2017 image as a cropped version in 54/80% size.

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Last modified on Friday, 23 July 2021 20:21

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