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]
Finder Chart NGC 7479 (Caldwell 44) in Pegasus
Image created by Skychart
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