NGC 2841

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.


OTA:  Vixen VC200L

Camera: Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters: LRGB

Mount: CGEM DX

Exposure: L:R:G:B   180:54:54:54 (m) rgb bin 2x2

Data obtained:  March 2014


Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory