NGC3877 Galaxy in Ursa Major
(RA 11h 46.1m , Dec. +47° 30', 11.0 mag., 5.1 x 1.1 arcmin.)
This nearly edge-on spiral galaxy is located just 16' S of c Ursae Majoris (see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on February 23, 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.
Bright supernova changed the appearence of NGC3877 in the spring of 1988. Image below was taken with the same equipment on April 5, 1998 from Sooke, BC. Three integrations (240 sec. each) through -IR filter were processed with Multi 245 and Aip145 software.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 10°. North is up.
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