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.
August 4, 2005
A sum of twenty 360 second exposures.
Blair Valley, San Diego County, CA
Optics - RC Optical Systems 10" Ritchey-Chretien
Mount - Astro-Physics AP 1200 GTO
Camera - SBIG ST-10XME