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Sunday, September 11, 2016

NGC 7667 Galaxy

NGC 7667 galaxy in Pisces — image

NGC 7667 may appear as a blur, but this celestial deep-sky object is a spiral galaxy — classified as Sm. Sm means that its appearance is somewhat irregular with undefined spiral arms. Also known as PGC 71345 and ZWG 380.50, this 14.1-magnitude galaxy is situated in the southeastern part of PISCES, near the Kappa (κ) Pisces star. You would need at least a large amateur telescope to witness this wonder.

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Blog Background

The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage:

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula