NGC 7469

This is a stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the barred spiral Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 7469 (Arp 298, Mrk 1514), a luminous infrared source with a powerful starburst deeply embedded into its circumnuclear region, and its smaller companion IC 5283.

This system is located about 200 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Pegasus, the Winged Horse.

This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

About the Image

Id:heic0810cd
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0810
Size:3861 x 3861 px

About the Object

Name:Arp 298, Mrk 1514, NGC 7469
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:200 million light years
Constellation:Pegasus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):23 3 17.74
Position (Dec):8° 53' 9.47"
Field of view:3.24 x 3.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 105.5° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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