NGC 7479
NGC 7479 - Barred Spiral Galaxy
NGC 7479, is a beautiful example of a barred-spiral galaxy. Some call it the "S" galaxy. it has very pronounced bar in its arms, but the arms are assymetrical, perhaps due to a relatively recent collision and merger with another galaxy. It is about 105 million light years away in the constellation Pegasus. Stats for NGC 7479 are RA: 23h 04m 56.9s, Dec: +12° 19' 16", Mag: 11.6 (B), Size: 4.1'x3.1', Class: SB(s)c.
Optics: RC Optical System 20" F/8.2 (4165.6 mm Focal Length) Date: October 1-2, 2008
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Adaptive Optics Location: Columbus, Texas
Exposure: LRGB = 180:50:40:60 minutes Imager: Kent E. Biggs