Caldwell 44

2020-09-13 C44 NGC7479 galaxy Stack_30frames_2668s

NGC 7479

A Distant Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pegasus

Magnitude: +10.9
Apparent size:3.6′ x 2.7′
Diameter:105,000 light years.
Distance:98 million light years.
Image date:2020-09-13.
Exposure:30 x 90 sec = 45 min.
Field of View:47.8′ x 31.8′. Up is 347 degrees E of N.
NGC 7479 Constellation (Image courtesy Astronomy.net)
NGC 7479 Sky Location, North of the Celestial Equator (Image courtesy Astronomy.net)

Seeing seemed below average and this was my last session without a light pollution filter, so this distant object is not one of my finest images but posted anyway for the record. 😑


Telescope Details

SkyWatcher Esprit 120 mm apochromatic 3-element refractor; 840 mm f/l @ f/7.
Field flattener; no filter; 2x Powermate.
SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro mount; ZWO ASI120 guide camera.
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI 071 MC Pro (CMOS 28.4mm 16 Mpx).
Software: EQMOD, Cartes du Ciel, PHD2, SharpCap, Gimp.
Observatory location: 34° South.

See annotated image at Astrometry.net

The Seven Best Southern Sky Objects

6 Comments

  1. I am always so pleased to see a Cosmic Focus notification on my screen. Your photos never disappoint, The grid phot o helps me very much. Thank you for them.
    Fran

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