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About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 7742

Object Position:

RA 23h 44m 15.94s Dec +10° 46' 4.42" (J2000)

Constellation Location:

Pegasus

Visual Magnitude:

11.6

Distance from Earth:

72 million light-years (22 Mpc)

Diameter of Object:

The entire visible galaxy is 36,000 light-years (11kpc) across.

Scale:

The image is approximately 80 arcseconds across.

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Date:

July 9, 1995

Total Exposure Time:

1 hour

Filters:

Red: F675W(R), Green: F555W(V), Blue: F336W(U)

Colors:

Chromatic order - all filters are broad band

Principal Astronomers:

C. R. Lynds (NOAO/KPNO), J. A. Westphal (CalTech), Earl O'Neil Jr. (NOAO/KPNO), and collaborators.

About this Image

Image Credit:

Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)

Release Date:

October 21, 1998 12:00pm ET

Orientation/Scale:

North is about 70 deg. CCW from up.