Location of photoLexington Ohio
Date/Time of photoSeptember 22, 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod
Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63
Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionNGC 7479 in Pegasus
50x180sec at iso 1600
NGC 7479 (Caldwell 44) is a barred spiral galaxy about 105 million light-years away and roughly 120,000 ly across (20% larger than our Milky Way). NGC 7479 is also recognized as a Seyfert galaxy undergoing starburst activity in the nucleus and the outer arms. Studies of this galaxy indicate it recently underwent a minor merger and that it is unique in that the radio signal shows arms that are opening in an opposite direction to the optical arms.