Simcoe Skies Astronomy

M109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

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M109 - second image of 2009 season

A nice example of a barred spiral galaxy, about 46 million light years away

Location: Ursa Major
Date: April 17/09
Camera: Meade DSI-IIC
Exposures: 30
Exposure length: 120 seconds, guided
Gain: 63
Offset: 0

Notes: Guided in RA using Meade DSI-pro camera on ETX-90 piggyback setup.

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