NGC 7479 In Pegasus

NGC 7479

Image Details:

Telescope: Celestron 14 @ F11.2 (3987mm)
Wikipedia Notes: NGC 7479 is a barred spiral galaxy discovered by William Herschel in 1784, about 105 million light-years away. Supernovae SN 1990Uand SN2009jf occurred in NGC 7479. NGC 7479 is also recognized as a Seyfert galaxy undergoing starburst activity in the nucleus and the outer arms (Kohno, 2007). Polarization studies of this galaxy indicate it recently underwent a minor merger and that it is unique in the radio continuum with arms opening in an opposite direction to the optical arms (Laine, 2005).
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200GTO
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME w/CFW-8A & Astrodon Filters
Exposure: LRGB = 150:90:60:60 Minutes (RGB Binned 2x2)
Location: ARGO, Oregon USA
Date: July 2004