Grucian Propeller

NGC 7496

NGC 7496
By Eiji Kato

NGC 7496 is an 11th magnitude Seyfert Galaxy in Grus that displays a barred spiral structure. It is a member of the IC 1459 Grus Group and weighs in at about 80 Billion Solar Masses. This galaxy was discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1834 at the Cape of Good Hope with an 18-inch f/13 speculum telescope.

Sources:
The Deepsky Observer’s Companion Website
Gas dynamics in barred spiral galaxies. II – NGC 7496 and 289
NGCIC.org


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