NGC 7479

Alt. Designations: NGC 7479
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Pegasus
Distance: 106 mly
Right Ascension: 23h 04m 56.7s
Declination: +12° 19´ 20"
Visual Magnitude: 10.9
Apparent Dimension: 4.0´ X 3.1´
Best Month To View: Aug

NGC 7479 is a classic Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Constellation of Pegasus, with a small, bright active galactic nucleus (Seyfert type 2) being fed by gas flowing in along the bar structure. The two spiral arms come from ends of the bar. Based on the published red shift, a rough distance estimate for NGC 7479 is: 106,000,000 light years, with the galaxy being 100,000 light years in diameter.