Monday, January 14, 2013

NGC 2841

Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 is found in the constellation Ursa Major shows dust lanes with a bright nucleus.  Around the galaxy are fainter smaller galaxies in the image in the upper left corner.  NGC 2841 has a diameter that stretches 150,000 light years across and is about 30 million light years away.

Imaged in Fort Davis, TX on January 12, 2013 using a QHY8 CCD camera.  Equipment included the 11" Edge HD and CGE Pro mount.  Autoguided using the popular ORION Single Shot Autoguider.  This is a 10 minute exposure with a total exposure time of 160 minutes total time.

Reprocessed after the first image post.  01/15/2013

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