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Contains:  M 109, NGC 3992, Phecda (γUMa), The star Phad
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Messier 109, 



    
        

            Herbert_W
Messier 109
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Frames: 41x300"

Integration: 3.4 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 562472

RA center: 11h 55' 57"

DEC center: +53° 30' 25"

Pixel scale: 2.219 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.325 degrees

Field radius: 0.641 degrees


Resolution: 1662x1252

Description

This wide field image shows Messier 109 (NGC 3992), a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. The galaxy is about 80 million light years away and his appearent dimension is 7.6x4.7 acrmin. Messier 109 was 1781 discovered by Pierre Méchain and 1783 by Charles Messier (it was his 109th object). Together with the bright star in the upper right corner (Phecda, γ UMa) it gives a cute couple in this picture.

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