Coordinates: Sky map 00h 03m 14.9s, +16° 08′ 44″

NGC 7814

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NGC 7814
NGC 7814 by the Mount Lemmon Observatory
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension00h 03m 14.9s[1]
Declination+16° 08′ 44″[1]
Helio radial velocity1050 ± 4 km/s[1]
Distance40.0 ± 2.6 Mly (12.2 ± 0.8 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)11.6[1]
Apparent size (V)5′.5 × 2′.3[1]
Other designations
Caldwell 43, UGC 8, PGC 218[1]

NGC 7814 (also known as UGC 8 or Caldwell 43) is a spiral galaxy about 40 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. The galaxy is seen edge-on from Earth. It is sometimes referred to as "the little sombrero", a miniature version of Messier 104. The star field behind NGC 7814 is known for its density of faint, remote galaxies as can be seen in the image here, in the same vein as the Hubble Deep Field.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 7814. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  2. ^ Jensen, Joseph B.; Tonry, John L.; Barris, Brian J.; Thompson, Rodger I.; et al. (February 2003). "Measuring Distances and Probing the Unresolved Stellar Populations of Galaxies Using Infrared Surface Brightness Fluctuations". Astrophysical Journal. 583 (2): 712–726. arXiv:astro-ph/0210129. Bibcode:2003ApJ...583..712J. doi:10.1086/345430. S2CID 551714.

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