Thursday, January 09, 2020

visited NGC 7814 for fun (Halifax)

The Burke-Gaffney Observatory robot imaged NGC 7814. An edge-on galaxy in Pegasus. First viewed this target on the evening of 8 Oct '16 from the backyard. Wanted to get a better look.

galaxy NGC 7814 in luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, GIMP. North is up; east is left.

Not a great image with that nasty gradient. But you can still see that thin black line, that lumpy dust lane cutting through the middle of the galaxy. Interesting.

This galaxy is also known as UGC 8 and Caldwell 43. It's also on the Herschel 400 list.

It is near Algenib. Not that bright star at the top-right; that's HD 225001.


Spotted faint LEDA 1504510 to the north, just above star Tycho 1178-0738-1. Tiny round little fuzzy.

To the east (left) there is the obvious oval, somewhat bright, of galaxy PGC 259.

LEDA 1500064 is to the south-west, near the bright stars SAO 91677 and 91676.


Wikipedia link: NGC 7814.

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