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NGC 3079                                    Image up-sampled 1.25x
Ursa Major
Penryn, California
January 2005 / February 2009 (lum)
FS-128 (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME RGB 15 minute subs, Lum 10 minute subs

NGC 3079 is classified SBc.  Surface brightness is 12.3 magnitude, distance is 50 Mly. 

NGC 3079 is a Seyfert 2/LINEAR galaxy with an accretion disk and violent core outflow most likely driven by a water maser.  The clumpy core is also a star forming region.