ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 3079 - 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

             IMAGE INFORMATION
03 Mar. 2005
200 min. Total
20 min. Sub-Exposures
Unfiltered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

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This galaxy, classed as a SB(s)c LINER, has been recently classed as a Seyfert 2.  There is a galactic outflow or "Super Bubble", not visible in my image, that is driven by star burst activity around the core.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2005

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