Hubble image of NGC 7714
NGC 7714 is a spiral galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — a relatively close neighbour in cosmic terms.
The galaxy has witnessed some violent and dramatic events in its recent past. Tell-tale signs of this brutality can be seen in NGC 7714's strangely shaped arms, and in the smoky golden haze that stretches out from the galactic centre — caused by an ongoing merger with its smaller galactic companion NGC 7715, which is off the top of the frame of this image.
ESA/Hubble & NASA.
About the Image
|Release date:||31 December 2013, 15:00|
|Size:||3269 x 2240 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Arp 284, NGC 7714|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting|
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
|Distance:||100 million light years|
Colours & filters
|390 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|300 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|