Sunday, January 29, 2017

imaged NGC 2841 (Halifax)

The Burke-Gaffney telescope imaged NGC 2841 for me. A big spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. One of the RASC Finest NGCs. It has smooth core but dusty lanes. Lovely, subtle.

RASC Finest galaxy NGC 2841 luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; east is left.

A bit north of the large galaxy is a tiny round fuzz ball. That's LEDA 2387317.

North-north east, near the top of the image, is a very faint oval, LEDA 2389105.

I see a fuzzy north of GSC 03431-0158 and south-east of GSC 03431-0805, almost in-line. SkyTools 3 Pro says this is a star, J092103.2+510717. I don't think so.

West of 2841 is LEDA 2387030, a slightly larger oval fuzz patch.

South of this, near the pair of stars, is LEDA 2385722, a tiny round blob.

MCG 9-16-8 is to the south-east but is cut-off, at the edge of the frame.

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