NGC 1579

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Coordinates: Sky map 04h 30m 09.5s, +35° 16′ 19″

NGC 1579
emission nebula
H II region
NGC 1579 The Trifid of the North.jpg
NGC 1579 (Northern Trifid)
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 04h 30m 09.5s[1]
Declination +35° 16′ 19″[1]
Constellation Perseus[2]
Designations LBN 767, [B77] 70, Ced 35, LBN 165.38-08.73, [SS62] 19, DG 34, SH 2-222, [TP72] 12.
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 1579 (also known as the Northern Trifid) is a diffuse nebula located in the constellation of Perseus. It is referred to as the Northern Trifid because of its similar appearance to the Trifid Nebula, which is located in the southern celestial hemisphere of the sky. It is a H II region, a region of star formation.[3]


  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 1579. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  2. ^ "NGC 1579". Search results for NGC 1579. Wikisky. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "A Hubble View of NGC 1579: The Trifid of the North". 7 Jun 2013. Retrieved 9 Jun 2013.