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 out of the frame of this image.

Credit:

ESA, NASA

Acknowledgement: A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science)

About the Image

Id:heic1503a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 January 2015, 16:00
Related releases:heic1503
Size:3269 x 2240 px

About the Object

Name:Arp 284, NGC 7714
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
Distance:100 million light years
Constellation:Pisces
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):23 36 11.54
Position (Dec):2° 8' 40.54"
Field of view:2.72 x 1.86 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 14.8° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
300 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Ultraviolet
U
390 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
R
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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