Object name: NGC7814
Designation(s): NGC7814, IC5381,
NGC 7814 is an edge on galaxy about 30 million light years away. There's a lot going on in this image so bear with me. First off this is an unusually transparent galaxy. In many ways, it resembles M104 which also is transparent. Note you see a "ghost" dark lane a bit to the left of the "real" one. Since the galaxy isn't perfectly edge on we can see the dust lane on the far side of the galaxy right through it as the ghostly second dust lane. The same is true of M104 but not at optical wavelengths. Also, you will see some fuzzy stars through the core bulge of the galaxy. Normally dust would make this impossible. Since the redshifts of these distant galaxies are very different from NGC 7814 it is easy to separate out what belongs to what galaxy allowing studies of how dust and gas in 7814 absorbs light from the distant galaxies and thus how much dust and gas 7814 contains. This turns out to be low for a spiral galaxy. It was discovered by William Herschel on Oct 8, 1784. It is in the second H400 program.
Related Designation(s):2MASS J00031127+1557564, 2MASS J00031488+1608431, 2MASX J00031127+1557563, 2MASX J00031494+1608428, AKARI J0003147+160839, ASK 146902.0, ASK 147163.0, CGCG 0000.7+1542, CGCG 0000.7+1552, CGCG 456-023, CGCG 456-024, GALEXASC J000311.18+155754.3 , GALEXASC J000314.98+160842.4 , HIPASS J0002+16b, IC 5381, IC5381, IRAS F00006+1552, ISOSS J00032+1608, KUG 0000+158, MCG +03-01-019, MCG +03-01-020, Mr18:[BFW2006] 02893 NED01, Mr19:[BFW2006] 05732 NED01, NGC 7814, NGC7814, NSA 126092, NSA 153075, PGC 000212, PGC 000218, SDSS J000311.26+155756.6, SDSS J000311.26+155756.7, SDSS J000311.27+155756.5, SDSS J000311.27+155756.6, SDSS J000315.02+160844.3, SDSS J000315.04+160844.7, SDSS J000315.04+160844.8, SSTSL2 J000314.91+160843.7, UGC 00007, UGC 00008, USGC U006 NED03, UZC J000311.2+155756, UZC J000314.9+160843, [BFW2006] J000.79695+15.96572 , [PVK2003] J000.79694+15.96576 , [SLK2004] 0006,