NGC 7742 (Fried Egg Galaxy)

Author(s): Alejandro Moreno

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The Fried Egg Galaxy (also known as NGC 7742) is an Sb-type spiral galaxy about 57.8 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. A Type-II Seyfert galaxy, it is unusual for having a ring but no bar, a result of a merger with a smaller galaxy in the past, which is indicated by a very active star-formation region surrounding the bright nucleus

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