ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   M 109 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

M 109                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

15/16 Apr. 2006
350 min. Total
20/30 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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Notice the long spiral arms and the strong bar and the fact that the arms do not start at the ends of that bar.  There is also dust lanes near the core just visible in this image.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2006

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