NGC 7479

Last updated on 9 June 2017

NGC 7479 (also known as Caldwell 44) is a barred spiral galaxy about 105 million light-years away in the constellation Pegasus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. Supernovae SN 1990U and SN2009jf occurred in NGC 7479. NGC 7479 is also recognized as a Seyfert galaxy and a Liner undergoing starburst activity not only on the nucleus and the outer arms, but also across the bar of the galaxy, where most of the stars were formed in the last 100 million years.[2] Polarization studies of this galaxy indicate that it recently underwent a minor merger and that it is unique in the radio continuum, with arms opening in a direction opposite to the optical arms.[3] This feature, along with the asymmetrical arms of the galaxy and the intense star formation activity are attributed to a merger with a smaller galaxy.[2] This galaxy is similar in both size and morphology to the barred spiral NGC 1300.

NGC 7479 HST.jpg
NGC 7479 HST.jpg
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An ultraviolet image of NGC 7479 taken with GALEX. Credit: GALEX/NASA.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 7479. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  2. ^ a b Zhou, Zhi-Min; Cao, Chen; Meng, Xian-Min; Wu, Hong (1 August 2011). "Star formation properties in barred galaxies (SFB). I. Ultraviolet to infrared imaging and spectroscopic studies of NGC 7479". The Astronomical Journal. 142 (2): 38. Bibcode:2011AJ....142...38Z. arXiv:1107.0187Freely accessible. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/142/2/38.
  3. ^ Laine, Seppo; Beck, Rainer (20 January 2008). "Radio Continuum Jet in NGC 7479". The Astrophysical Journal. 673 (1): 128–142. Bibcode:2008ApJ...673..128L. arXiv:0709.4476Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/523960.

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