ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   NGC 2976 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

M 27                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

26 Jan. 2005
140 min. Total
20 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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This galaxy is classed as a Sc Peculiar in the M81 group.   Measurements show that Cold Dark Matter distribution is uniform throughout the galaxy and that presents a problem for current computer models that predict CDM should be more concentrated in galaxies.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2005

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