NGC 7479

About image
NGC 7479 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation of Pegasus.
It is considered an example of Seyfert Galaxy, which is undergoing an explosion of star formation phenomena both in the core and in the outer arms.
Studies indicate that in astronomically recent times it was merged with another galaxy; it is a very special case if studied at the frequencies of the radio waves, since at those wavelengths the spiral arms are observed to go in the opposite direction to those visible in optical light.

Technical data
Optic            Celestron C9.25 Edge HD f/10
Mount          Losmandy G11 with Ovision worm and FS2
Camera           Atik 4000 with Starlight Xpress filter wheel 5 positions
Filters        Baader 50.8 unmounted
Guiding system      OAG LB Astro Proxima with Lodestar
Exposure details    L 16x600" bin1 -20C
            R 7x420" bin2 -20C
            G 7x420" bin2 -20C
            B 7x420" bin2 -20C
Total integration    5.1h
Acquisition        Maxim, PHD2
Processing        Maxim, Photoshop CS5
SQM-L         21.3    
Location         Pian dell'Armà (Italy)
Date             24 October 2014, 12 August 2015

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