NGC 1579 (Northern Trifid)

NGC 1579 (catalogued also as Sh 2-222, Ced 35, LBN 767, Magakian 70) is sometimes called the Northern Trifid because of its resemblance to M 20 (Trifid Nebula). It is located not far from the California Nebula in the constellation Perseus. Situated about 2100 light-years away from Earth, it is 3 light-years across.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik RGB filter set
Dates/Times: 13, 14, 17 August 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L= 120 min, R = 60 min, G = 70 min, B = 60 min
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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