|NGC 2841: Spiral Galaxy (Ursa Major) RA: 09h 22.0m / DEC: +50° 58'.5|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
Ursa Major is home to several large, bright galaxies. NGC 2841 is among these but not nearly as well-known as others, particularly those in the Messier catalog. This 9.2 magnitude Sb-type galaxy is rendered in the sketch at left, which captures the view at 129X in my 10-inch Newtonian. Elongated northwest-to-southeast, NGC 2841 covers an impressive 5'x2'.5 area. The inner 2'x1' region appears decidedly brighter and is punctuated by a stellar core. An 11.1 magnitude star stands alongside the northwest tip of the galaxy. 8.5 magnitude HD 80566 blazes some 4'.5 to the east. Eighteen additional field stars provide context. NGC 2841 is located in far southwestern Ursa Major, about 2 degrees southwest of 3.1 magnitude Theta Ursae Majoris.
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