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TYC 3203-450-1

Hubble's Bright Shining Lizard Star

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a galaxy named NGC 7250. Despite being remarkable in its own right - it has bright bursts of star formation and recorded supernova explosions - it blends into the background somewhat thanks to the gloriously bright star hogging the limelight next to it.
The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). The star is much closer than the much more distant galaxy.

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NGC 7250

NGC 7250 (also IRAS 22161+4018, MCG 7-45-24, UGC 11980 and PGC 68535) is a magnitude +12.6 spiral galaxy located 53 million light-years away in the constellation Lacerta. 

The galaxy was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflector at Windsor Road in Slough, Berkshire, on the 8th November 1790.

The galaxy hosted Supernova 2013dy.

Position (J2000): R.A. 22h 18m 17.7s  |  Dec. +40° 33' 47"

Credit SDSS

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