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NGC 2841, 



NGC 2841


Here's my new image taken from my new home in rural Spain where we are currently constructing a new remote telescope hosting site

NGC 2841 is an inclined unbarred spiral galaxy exhibiting a prominent inner ring structure in the constellation Ursa Major, it was discovered on 9 March 1788 by William Herschel. Initially thought to be about 30 million light years distant, a 2001 Hubble Space Telescope survey of the galaxy's Cepheid variables determined that it was approximately 14.1 megaparsecs or 46 million light years distant. (

I have captured perhaps a portion of the stellar disk that I have only seen in one other image. I found this Stellar disk somewhat difficult to process without overdoing it so I will return to this one at a later date and maybe try increasing the Luminance exposures to 15 minutes. I was pretty happy with some of the detail I have captured in the background galaxies.

Lum 98x600 Secs
Red 77x300 Secs
Green 70x300 Secs
Blue 67x300 Secs
Ha 19x1800 Secs.

48 Hours in total.

Equipment used:

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -15C

Image Scale: 0.95

Guiding: OAG

Filters: Baader LRGB Ha

Mount: iOptron CEM60 "Standard" GOTO Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount

Image Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CC



License: None (All rights reserved)


NGC 2841,