Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  NGC 2841
NGC 2841, 



    
        

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NGC 2841
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NGC 2841, 



    
        

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NGC 2841
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Acquisition details

Dates:
March 29, 2014
Frames:
57×360(5h 42′)
Integration:
5h 42′
Avg. Moon age:
28.12 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.24%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 366326

RA center: 09h22m13s.9

DEC center: +50°5530

Pixel scale: 1.283 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.611 degrees

Field radius: 0.341 degrees

Resolution: 1500x1190

File size: 318.6 KB

Locations: Meadowlark Ridge Observatory, New Glarus, Wisconsin, United States

Description

Classified as an unbarred flocculent spiral galaxy NGC 2841 lies 46 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. Larger than our own Milky Way it has a diameter of over 150,000 light years. Flocculent spirals feature short spiral arms rather than prominent and well-defined galactic limbs. These arms contain many star clusters with large populations of young blue stars with whitish middle-aged stars present. Spiraling outward from the center are dark dust lanes that are silhouetted against the arms. This galaxy has had a history of supernovae explosions within it, the most recent going off in 1999.

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NGC 2841, 



    
        

            Bruce