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NGC 1579, Northern Trifid Nebula, 





    
        

            Ruben Barbosa

NGC 1579, Northern Trifid Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:The Liverpool Telescope

Imaging camera:IO:O

Software:Maxim DL, Gimp

Resolution: 1497x1934

Frames:
Bessell-B: 14x90"
Bessell-V: 14x90"
H-alpha F656N: 15x120"
SDSS-R: 14x90"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Astrometry.net job: 2362209

Description

* Image acquisition by: The Liverpool Telescope.
* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.

NGC 1579 is a diffuse nebula located in the constellation of Perseus. It is referred to as the Northern Trifid because of its similar appearance to the Trifid Nebula, which is located in the southern celestial hemisphere of the sky. It is a HII region, a region of star formation.

About 2,100 light-years away and 3 light-years across, NGC 1579 is, like the Trifid, a study in contrasting blue and red colors, with dark dust lanes prominent in the nebula's central regions.

See also:
* Trifid Nebula.
* Trifid Nebula, close-up.

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NGC 1579, Northern Trifid Nebula, 





    
        

            Ruben Barbosa