Located in the constellation of Perseus, NGC 1579 is a diffuse nebula and active star formation region. Due to a similar appearance to Messier 20, the Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius, NGC 1579 is sometimes referred to as the “Northern Trifid”. The Nebula is much dimmer and much smaller in apparent magnitude and size though, as compared to the Trifid Nebula.
Claustonberry Image of M20: Trifid Nebula for Comparison. Click to view details.
Image & Equipment Details:
RGB Image, 215 Minutes total Integration
R: 16X300s Bin 2X2
G: 14X300s Bin 2X2
B: 13X300s Bin 2X2
Calibrated with bias, flat, and dark frames
Processed in PixInsight
Imaging Scope: Explore Scientific 127CF Apochromatic Triplet
Imaging Camera: SBIG STF-8300M