Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

Uploaded 1/22/01

This bright nearly edge on galaxy boasts several pink hydrogen clouds, and a few large bright OB associations. The seeing has been very poor lately, but between 2am and 4am Sunday morning, the seeing crisped up, and this shot was taken. A few faint field galaxies lie in the field mostly anonomous galaxies fainter than 16th magnitude.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Newtonian
CCD Camera:  SBIG237
Exposure:  LRGB = 40:20:20:24
Filters:  RGB
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing 8/10, Transparency 9/10
Temperature:  25 F

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