NGC7314 (Arp14) Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus

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″


image data:

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


for full resolution click here

this is a blinking-comparison of the Chart32-picture with the one of the HST:


Last modified on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:33

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