|Right Ascension||09 : 47.3 (h:m)
|Declination||+67 : 55 (deg:m)
|Visual Brightness||10.85 (mag)
|Apparent Dimension||4.9 x 2.5 (arc min)|
Discovered by William Herschel in 1801.
This picture was taken with an SBIG ST-4 CCD camera on the 16" telescope of the Univ. of Colorado/Col. Springs. It shows the galaxy NGC 2976 in Ursa Major, up near the Big Dipper. This galaxy is about 11 to 13 million light years away, and a member of the M81 group. The exposure time was 100 seconds and the (full!) moon was out. The image was processed on Amiga 1000 and 3000 computers.
Credit: Chris Wetherill, UCCS
NGC 2976 is a peculiar spiral galaxy of Hubble type Scp.
Last Modification: 29 Mar 1998, 12:50 MET