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.
You can see another faint galaxy, IC 5381, to the right of NGC 7814
This galaxy was imaged over 3 nights of poor seeing, and really poor transparency (although no moon), so it took a lot of exposure time to bring out the central bulge of the galaxy, and dust lane.
|Scope||Explore Scientific 127ed APO refractor|
|Guiding||Guided with st-i through a William Optics Z80ii ed|
|Exposure Info||25 x 15 minute subs, for a total of 6.5 hours total exposure.|
|Date||October 16, 2018|
|Copyright||Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory|