Spiral Galaxy NGC 2841 resides at a distance of 40 to 50 million light years in the constellation Ursa Major. Despite its distance, it shines at
magnitude 9.3 because of its immense size of 130,000 to 150,000 light years, which is larger than the Milky Way. The galaxy has tightly bound
spiral arms that are rich in young blue stars but lack large red H-II regions. The image of the galaxy is balanced by the yellow foreground K2 star
that shines at magnitude 8.5.
This image combined 165 minutes of luminance exposures through a clear filter unbinned with 45 minutes red, 35 minutes green, and 40 minutes blue
exposures binned 2 x 2. An ST10XME camera with an AP 0.67x reducer was used through a Meade 12" LX200R telescope at the Hidden Lake
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