NGC 2841

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NGC 2841 is a very delicate spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms. This galaxy is estimated to be 130,000 light years across (the Milky way is 100,000) and around 31 million light years away. Even in this relatively deep exposure the colors are rather muted due to the faintness of the galaxy. This galaxy has also had a history of supernovae explosions within it.


16in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1
Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2
Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2
Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

  • The HII regions are just barely visible.
  • Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the the very dim and very bright details of the image simultaneously.

  • Minimum credit line: Peter Kukol/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    Updated: 01/04/2003