NGC3079 Galaxy in Ursa Major

(RA 10h 02.2m , Dec. +55 41', 10.9 mag., 8.0 x 1.5 arcmin.)

This bright edge-on spiral galaxy is located 210' NE of f Ursae Majoris (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on February 18, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f6.3 telescope autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. Five white exposures (240 sec. each) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 10. North is up.

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