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C44

NGC 7479

Proper NamesNone
Caldwell NumberC44
NGC/IC NumbersNGC 7479
ConstellationPegasus
Right Ascension23h 4m 57s
Declination+12° 19' 22"
Distancec.120,000,000 light years
c.36,800,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.9
Absolute: -21.5
Mean DiameterApparent: 3.6'
Actual: 105,000 light years
Hubble TypeSBbc Barred Spiral
Optimum VisibilitySeptember
NotesA barred spiral galaxy in Pegasus with a highly luminous and active nucleus, and a pair of distinctive arms emerging from a significant central bar structure. C44 is thought to have merged with another smaller galaxy in the past, and event which helps to account for the strong starburst activity (the rapid formation of new stars) throughout the galaxy's structure.

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