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Hubble Interacting Galaxy NGC 7469
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Name: NGC 7469, QSO J2303+0852, Arp 298, Mrk 1514, IC 5283, KPG 575A
Description: Interacting Galaxies
Position (J2000): Pair: RA 23h 3m 16.92s Dec 08° 53' 6.39"
     NGC 7469: RA 23h 03m 15.5s, Dec +08° 52' 26"
     IC 5283: RA 23h 03m 17.7s, Dec +08° 53' 38"
Constellation: Pegasus
Distance: 200 million light-years (50 million parsecs)
Visual magnitudes: NGC 7469- 12.0, IC 5283- 13.8
Angular sizes: NGC 7469- 1.4 x 1.0 arcmin, IC 5283- 0.7 by 0.4 arcmin
Exposure Dates: June 11, 2002
Exposure Time: 33 minutes
Filters: F435W (B) and F814W (I)
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble      Collaboration, and A. Evans (U of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook      University)
Release Date: April 24, 2008
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This is a stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the barred spiral Seyfert 1 galaxy NGC 7469 (Arp 298, Mrk 1514), a luminous infrared source with a powerful starburst deeply embedded into its circumnuclear region, and its smaller companion IC 5283. This system is located about 200 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Pegasus, the Winged Horse. NGC 7469 was discovered on November 12, 1784 by William Herschel. IC 5283 was discovered by Guillaume Bigourdan on September 4, 1891

This image is part of a large collection of 59 images of merging galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released on the occasion of its 18th anniversary on 24th April 2008.