NGC 1579 (LBN 767, Sh2-222) Bright Nebula in Perseus

Located at: RA 04 hours 30 minutes 01 seconds, +35 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 7.8' x 5.4' Magnitude: -- Class: Emission (Sharpless 3 2 3)

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 770 minutes (77 x 10 minute subs), 12/26/27/28/2014; seeing 2.1-4.7 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.85.5478.25761, Photoshop CS 5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

See the 8" version with IC 2067.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1579
NGC 1579 = LBN 767 = Sh 2-222
04 30 14.3 +35 16 47
Size 12x8

17.5" (3/2/02): this bright reflection nebula appears nearly 5' in diameter with 
a prominent, slightly elongated 1.5' central region.  The haze is irregular 
extending outward from this knot with the borders seemingly marked by a half-
dozen stars situated around the periphery including a mag 11 star 2' N, a wide 
pair of mag 11.5-12 stars 1.6' and 2.3' NE and a pair of mag of mag 13 star 
~2.5' S.  Nebulosity extends mostly west and southwest of the central mass with 
a very faint piece to the south.

13": fairly bright, circular, fairly small, appears brightest at the following 
edge.  Forms an equilateral triangle with two mag 11.5-12 stars off the N and NE 
edges both 2' from center.

8": faint nebulosity, diffuse.

- by Steve Gottlieb