NGC 1579

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Diffuse nebula in Perseus. This object could make a good substitute for the Trifid Nebula (M20) during the winter time. The emission portion of this gas is glowing red whereas the star with the blue clouds around it are due to scattered light (a reflection nebula). Visit the 2MASS site to see this nebula in the mircon wavelengths of light. The comparison is truly fancinating.


16in RC Optical Systems Telescope operating at f/8.8
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 100 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 25 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 25 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 25 minutes binned 2x2

  • One iteration of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp was applied to the luminance image.

  • Minimum credit line: George and Laura Mishler/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 10/29/2002