Spiral galaxy NGC 2976

Posted by dcrowson
on Friday, April 06, 2018

NGC 2976 (UGC 5221 and others) is a peculiar unbarred spiral galaxy located approximately 11.6 million light-years away in Ursa Major. It is about a degree and a half away from M81.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged over six nights in February, March and April, 2018 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/40382047315/sizes/l

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