NGC 7479 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pegasus

Copyright 2001 John Hodge


This beautiful barred spiral galaxy was discovered by William Herschel in 1784.  The distance to this galaxy is listed as 105 million light-years.  


Date/Location:    October 8, 2001     Iwancio-Hodge Observatory    Bethune, SC
Instrument:    SBIG ST-7 through 12" LX-200 
Focal Ratio:   f 10
Guiding:    Auto via ST-7
Conditions:    Visually clear
Weather:    50 F, Still wind
Exposure: 10 minutes
Filters:    Red