DETAILS: Imaged 9-9-02 with an LX200 10" at f5.75, using a Hutech LPS filter, CFW-8, ST-10XME, and guided by an AO-7 (adaptive optics). LRGB: 60:10:10:20. Combined and aligned in MaxIm DL. Processed in MaxIm DL, LR, Photoshop levels and curves, and SGBNR for noise reduction. Added one hour of Bin 1 Luminance on 102005. Will replace this image at a later date.
COMMENTARY: NGC 7479 is a beautiful barred spiral galaxy with just two main arms protruding from either end of the nuclear bar region. It is located in the Constellation Pegasus at an approximate distance of 100 million light-years. It is 100,000 light years across the arms. The disturbed nature of the galaxy arms would indicate a merger with another galaxy some millions of years in the past.