NGC 1679 in Caelum

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NGC 1679 is a spiral galaxy located in the Caelum constellation (the Chisel).

barred spiral galaxy in caelum

NGC 1679 in Caelum. Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and obtained from the Hubble Legacy Archive, which is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI/NASA), the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF/ESA) and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC/NRC/CSA).

The galaxy is faint and pretty difficult to observe, with an apparent visual magnitude of 11.6. It lies two degrees away from the star Zeta Caeli, an orange subgiant with an apparent magnitude of 6.35.

The galaxy’s coordinates are 04h 49m 55.4s (right ascension) and -31°58’03” (declination).

NGC 1679,spiral galaxy,caelum constellation

NGC 1679, photo: NASA/ESA (Wikisky)