NGC1579


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Smoot
NGC 1579
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
02-16-2009
Description

NGC 1579 (LBN 766, Sh2-222) is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Perseus.   It resembles the Triffid nebula and lies about 2100 light years away.  It is about 3 light years across.  This nebula 

The dark cloud (L1482) owes its distinctive color due to illumination from a heavily reddened  (AV ~ 10 mag), bright star, LkH-alpha 101 - a hydrogen alpha emitter. 

The smaller reflection object toward the left edge is NGC 2067.

(Information from Don Goldman's page and from APOD.)

This object (the image taken by Don) was an APOD on January 30th 2009 and that image can be seen here: 

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap090130.html

(Obviously, I need to review my processing and see if I can't get closer!)

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
330 min Ha/150 Red/95 min Blue&Green
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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