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The Northern Trifid - NGC 1579

The Northern Trifid - NGC 1579

NGC 1579 is sometimes called the Northern Trifid because of its resemblance to M20 the Trifid Nebula.
It is located near the California Nebula in the constellation Perseus.
Estimated to be at a distance of 2000 light-years away from Earth and about 3 ly across.
The Reddish orange glow is not from Hydrogen alpha gas but from an extremely young and massive embedded star which emit red light.

Imaged with Boren-Simon 10" F/2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M camera with FW5 filterwheel and BAADER LRGB filters.

Lum = 90 minutes
RGB = 8 minutes each (BIN 2)

Total of 114 minutes.

Imaged from the NEGEV desert in ISRAEL

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