Classified as an unbarred flocculent spiral galaxy NGC 2841 lies 46 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. Larger than our own Milky Way it has a diameter of over 150,000 light
years. Flocculent spirals feature short spiral arms rather than prominent and well defined galactic limbs. These arms contain many star clusters with large populations of young blue stars
with whitish middle-aged stars present. Spiraling out from the center are dark dust lanes that are silhouetted against the arms. This galaxy has had a history of supernovae explosions
within it, the most recent going off in 1999.