NGC 7814 (UGC 8) Galaxy in Pegasus

Located at: RA 00 hours 03 minutes 15 seconds, Dec +16 degrees 08 minutes 45 seconds

Size: 6.3' x 2.2' Magnitude: 11.6 blue Class: SA(s)ab: sp

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c*, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 810 minutes  (81 x 10 minute subs), 12/7/8/9/10/11/2012; seeing 3.3-4.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.66.4490.32361, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:* * Cooling fan quits at the end of imaging run of 12/5 ... ran cooling without fan @-10c and ~51-65% power.

Finally got enough usable subs taken ... Between poor seeing (I didn't use subs over 4.5 arc seconds average seeing), and bouts of high clouds, I used 81 out of 118 subs. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 7814

NGC 7814 = UGC 00008 = MCG +03-01-020 = CGCG 456-024
00 03 14.9 +16 08 43
V = 10.6;  Size 5.5x2.3;  SB = 13.2;  PA = 135d

17.5" (8/2/86): very bright, very bright large core, fainter extensions NW-SE.  
Forms a pair with IC 5381 10' S.  Narrow dust lane bisecting galaxy prominent on 
photos not seen.

17.5": (12/19/87): faint stellar nucleus visible.

13" (10/10/86): bright, large, large bright core, elongated NW-SE, faint stellar 
nucleus.

8" (11/8/80): moderately bright, slightly elongated

- by Steve Gottlieb
Historical Research Notes / Correction for NGC 7814
NGC 7814.  See IC 5378. - Dr. Harold G. Corwin, Jr.*?