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Anne’s Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 514

29 Jul 2014, 14:20 UTC
Anne’s Image of Today: Spiral Galaxy NGC 514
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July 29, 2014 NGC 514, an intermediate spiral galaxy in Pisces Image Credit: Curt Harris/NOAO/AURA/NSF and Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery) NGC 514 is an intermediate spiral galaxy, located about 95.9 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Pisces (the Fishes), while it is receding from us at approximately 2,472 kilometers per [continue reading]

July 29, 2014
NGC 514, an intermediate spiral galaxy in Pisces

Image Credit: Curt Harris/NOAO/AURA/NSF and Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/gallery)
NGC 514 is an intermediate spiral galaxy, located about 95.9 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Pisces (the Fishes), while it is receding from us at approximately 2,472 kilometers per second. It was discovered on October 16, 1784 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel.
This almost face-on galaxy has loosely wound spiral arms and a very bright center. It has a so called H II nucleus, meaning that NGC 514 has intense current bursts of star formation in its center.
This image is taken with a 20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel
LRGB color production was used to create this image.

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