NGC 7479 (Cald­well 44)​ in Pegasus

NGC 7479 (Cald­well 44) is a highly asym­met­ric­al barred spir­al that belongs to the Pegas­us Cloud of galax­ies at a dis­tance of 105 mil­lion light-years. It was dis­covered by Wil­li­am Her­schel 1784 and is recog­nized also as a Sey­fert galaxy under­go­ing star­burst activ­ity in the nuc­le­us and the out­er arms. The real dia­met­er meas­ures nearly 120’000 light-years, roughly 20% lar­ger than our Milky Way.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara and wikipedia.org]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 420:160:180:160 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart NGC 7479 (Cald­well 44) in Pegasus

NGC 7479 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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