NGC7479 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pegasus

 

NGC 7479 is a distinctive barred spiral galaxy that is approximately 105 light years away in the constellation of Pegasus. It is relatively small (4.0 x 3.1 arcmin.) and shines at magnitude 10.9. It was discovered in 1784 by William Hershel. It is undergoing much star formation in its outer arms.

 

 
Telescope: Orion 10 in. f/4.9 Newtonian w/ Baader coma corrector
Mount: Losmandy G-11 Gemini
Camera: Modified Canon XS (1000D); Raw capture; ISO 1600
Guiding: Orion SSAG on Lumicon 50mm Super Finder
Exposures: 35 @ 3 min. (1.75 hrs.)
Notes: Images were focused using Live View. The subframes were redcuced, aligned, and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted and cropped in Photoshop.
Shot from my backyard observatory in southeast Minnesota on 10/22/11. Outside temp: 33 F; Humidity: 65%
   
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