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.
|Optics:||ASA N 12 Astrograph at /3.6|
|Mount:||ASA DDM 85|
|Filters:||Astronomik RGB filter set|
|Dates/Times:||13, 14, 17 August 2012|
|Exposure Details:||L= 120 min, R = 60 min, G = 70 min, B = 60 min|
|Processing:||PixInsight, Photoshop CS|