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NGC 7742

NGC 7742 is a seyfret galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 72.4 Million LY light years away in the constellation of Pegasus.

The Seyfret Galaxy's location is 23h 44m 15.7 (R.A.) and +10d 46' 02 (Dec.). . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

NGC 7742 is known as a Seyfret galaxy, a galaxy that has an Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). Seyfret Galaxies are named after Carl Seyfret, an American astronomer who first described them. Unlike other types of AGN such as Quasars, they are relatively nearby and are studied by scientists. Seyfret Galaxies are believed to be 1% of all the galaxies in the cosmos.

The Galactic Core, the yellow is very bright with a large amount of young blue stars in the outer rings.

Fact File


NameNGC 7742
TypeSeyfret Galaxy
ConstellationPegasus
Right Ascension23h 44m 15.7
Declination+10d 46' 02
Distance (Lt.Yr)72.4 Million LY
Apparent Magnitude12
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
CoprightHubble Site

NGC 7742 Seyfret Galaxy in Pegasus


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