(IAAC) Obj: NGC 7479 - Inst: 30" f/4, dob

Observer: Mark Birkmann
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 9-9-99, 7:30 UT
Location of site: New Haven, Missouri (Lat N 38, Elev ~700')
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 5 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 4 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 30" f/4, dob
Magnification: 257x
Filter(s): none used
Object(s): NGC 7479
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SB(b)
Constellation: Peg
Data: mag 11  size 4.1' x 3.2'
Position: RA 23h:4.9m  DEC +12:19m
This is a beautiful barred spiral galaxy.  The central bar is fairly bright
with a brighter central condensation.  The arm to the west appeared as a non-
descript faint haze but to the south east was a beautiful, graceful, spiral
arm that curved back around a faint star that lied at the center of an almost
perfect semi-circle formed by the arm.  A drawing can be seen at
Optional related URLs: http://www.usmo.com/~deepsky/astrobonw.htm
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