NGC7479 is a a barred spiral galaxy about 105 million LY distant in the constellation of Pegasus.
It is also known as a Seyfert galaxy undergoing starburst activity in the nucleus and the outer arms.
Polarization studies of this galaxy indicate that it recently underwent a minor merger and that it is
unique in the radio spectrum, with arms opening in the opposite direction of the optical arms.

September 1, 2013
14" LX200 f/6.3
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
128 Minutes / 32x240s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

 

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