Wide-field image of NGC 7714 (ground-based image)
This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows galaxy NGC 7714 and its surroundings. This galaxy is in the process of merging with its neighbour NGC 7715, which is also visible in this wide-field image. Together, these two form the merging pair Arp 284.
In this image, the bright star you can see is around a billion times closer than the galaxy; if you imagine the galaxy to be New York, then the star would be a fly just 1 centimetre in front of your face.
NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2.
About the Image
|Release date:||31 December 2013, 15:00|
|Size:||10213 x 6080 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Arp 284, NGC 7714|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting|
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
|Distance:||100 million light years|
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