Waid Observatory

Object:NGC 2841

Date: Jan. 29-30, 2023   -    Location: Davis Mountains west of Fort Davis, TX
Telescope: 10 inch RC    -    Mount: Paramount MX   -  Camera: Apogee Alta F8300M
Exposure: Lum = 16x10 min. Bin 1x1   Red = 16x5m Green & Blue = 18x5 min. each Bin 2x2

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NGC 2841 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major is the massive galaxy[3] cataloged NGC 2341.  The galaxy lies approximately 46 million light years distant[1].  It is a classic spiral galaxy with dust lanes intermingled with a population of whitish middle-aged stars[2].  The diameter of this remarkable galaxy is over 150 thousand light years[3].  This is half again larger than our own Milky Way galaxy.  The morphological class of NGC 2341 is SAa indicating a spiral galaxy with no central bar and very tightly-wound arms[1].

1Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2841
2NASA Hubblesite: https://hubblesite.org/contents/media/images/2011/06/2821-Image.html
3NASA Science: https://science.nasa.gov/massive-nearby-spiral-galaxy-ngc-2841

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