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NGC 7479
Object Information:

NGC 7479

This striking galaxy in the constellation of Pegasus exhibits the distinctive central bar and "S" shaped spiral pattern of the SBc type barred spiral galaxy. Estimates of the distance of NGC 7479 range from 130 to 140 million light years distant.

Image date:

August 4, 2005

Exposure Information:

A sum of twenty 360 second exposures.

Imaged at:

Blair Valley, San Diego County, CA

Equipment:

Optics - RC Optical Systems 10" Ritchey-Chretien
Mount - Astro-Physics AP 1200 GTO
Camera - SBIG ST-10XME