Visibility III / V
NGC 1579 is a dusty star-forming region with emission and reflection nebulae in the same region. It is about 3 light-years in diameter and is located about 2,100 light-years away in the constellation Perseus. It resembles the better-known Trifid nebula M20, located in the southern sky. For this reason, this nebula is often referred to as the "Northern Triffid Nebula".