NGC 3079


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Garrett
NGC 3079
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
03-03-2011
Description

This galaxy  lies around 50 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It has spiral arms and a central bar, like our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and at 70,000 light years in diameter is just slightly smaller. Its core is thought to be an explosive centre of activity due to stellar winds from massive stars.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB - 2 Hours Lum - 1.5 Hrs RGB - 1x1
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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