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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1679


Type Irregular galaxy with trace of spiral structure (Sb/Irr)
Position  04 49.9 , -31 58
Constellation Caelum
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 180:60:60:60 Luminance 1x1 Colours 2x2
Description This galaxy in Caelum isn't often imaged.  It has an apparent magnitude of 11.3 and is 2.7' x 2.0' in size.  The distance is thought to be 49 million light years.  Although generally classified as irregular there is some trace of spiral structure.