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NGC 2841

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.

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Last Updated: 13-Mar-2014

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16in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

The HII regions are just barely visible.

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image simultaneously.

Luminance = 90 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

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