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 on the left is around a billion times closer than the galaxy.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2.

About the Image

Id:heic1503b
Type:Observation
Release date:29 January 2015, 16:00
Related releases:heic1503
Size:10213 x 6080 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 28.41
Position (Dec):2° 9' 17.76"
Field of view:173.72 x 103.42 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
G
DSS
Optical
R
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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