ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 3953 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

NGC 3953                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
31 Mar. 2004
105 min. Total
15 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 is one of my favorite images.  The beautiful spiral is type SBbc at perhaps 56 million light years distance.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2004

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