|H II region|
|Observation data: J2000 epoch|
|Right ascension||04h 30m 09.5s|
|Declination||+35° 16′ 19″|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||12' × 8'|
|Designations||LBN 767, [B77] 70, Ced 35, LBN 165.38-08.73, [SS62] 19, DG 34, SH 2-222, [TP72] 12.|
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.
The star cluster contains the emission-line star LkHα 101, which provides much of the ionizing radiation in the nebula.
Wide field image of NGC 1579 from the 0.8m Schulman Telescope at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter
HaRGB image of the Northern Trifid Nebula NGC 1579 from the Liverpool Telescope on La Palma