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Uploaded 22-Jun-20
Taken 8-Jun-20
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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Galaxy, Hill, M109, Messier, Observatory, Spring
Photo Info

Dimensions4300 x 3188
Original file size3.68 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date modified8-Jun-20 10:51
M109 Barred Spiral Galaxy

M109 Barred Spiral Galaxy

About this Object:
Messier 109 (also known as NGC 3992) is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 84 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. M109 can be seen southeast of the star Phecda. M109 has three satellite galaxies (UGC 6923, UGC 6940 and UGC 6969) and possibly might have more. These three galaxies are faint but visible below the main galaxy in this picture.

About this photo:
Location: Spring Hill Observatory Stow Massachusetts
Telescope: Astrotech RC8 @ F8
Mount: CGEM
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider / OAG
Camera: ZWO 294MC Pro
Exposure: 10 x 300 sec (50 min.)
Acquisition: SharpCap v3.2 Darks, Flats
Processing: PixInsight v. 1.8
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop
Date(s): May 26, 2020