NGC 7741

Alt. Designations: NGC 7741
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Pegasus
Distance: 41.6 mly
Right Ascension: 23h 43m 54.3s
Declination: +26° 04´ 31"
Visual Magnitude: 11
Apparent Dimension: 4.5´ X 2.9´
Best Month To View: Aug

Galaxy NGC 7741 is a barred spiral galaxy of type SB(s)cd, meaning that it has a central bar-like concentration, evident here, and a small number of fairly open large-scale spiral arms. The galaxy reaches about 50% further out than this picture covers, so the outermost regions are not visible. NGC 7741 is quite nearby, and is receding from us at only 1.7 million miles per hour.