Return to Heritage Home Page Current Image Gallery Archive Information Center Hubble Art Search
Return to Heritage Home Page Current Release Home Page Caption Fast Facts    
About this Object

Object Name:

NGC 7742

Object Description:

Face-on Spiral galaxy

Object Position
(J2000) :

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

Constellation:

Pegasus

Distance from Earth:

72 million light-years (22 million parsecs)

Diameter of Object:

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

Scale:

The image is approximately 80 arcseconds across.

About the Data

Principal Astronomers:

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

Instrument:

WFPC2

Filters:

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

Exposure Date:

July 9, 1995

Exposure Time:

1 hour

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

October 21, 1998

Orientation/Scale:

North is about 70° CCW from up.