NGC7479

This spiral galaxy in Pegasus can be seen with small telescopes as a very faint fuzzy spot. NGC 7479 was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. This galaxy is an barred spiral galaxy that 105 million light-years away. This galaxy has produced 2 supernovae, in 1990 and 2009. Most of the stars in the outer arms were formed in the last 100 million years and the galaxy is undergoing active starburst activity. There is also evidence another smaller galaxy has merged with this galaxy.

The image was taken from my home site with a Vixen VMC260 Cassegrain telescope and QSI583WSG camera on a Paramount ME2.

Exposure times were: LRGB 19:5:3:6 hours.

All images were taken in 1x1 binning.

60% resolution image

100% resolution image