NGC 2841 is a magnitude 10.1 spiral galaxy in the constellation of Ursa Major. It
has an apparent size of 8.3 arc minutes, and is estimated at 50 million light years
distance. This is a favorite of mine visually with my Mallincam, but in this CCD
shot I was able to better capture the 'flocculant' appearance of the outer regions.
Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/10
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: ST-8XME integral guiding chip controlled by Maxim CCD
Exposure: LRGB: Luminance: 14x6 minutes unbinned; RGB: 8 each binned 2x2 -
5 min for R,G, and 7 min for B.
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done
using Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New Ringgold PA