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M109 Galaxy

M109 is a barred spiral in Ursa Major (The Plough). Seven other galaxies are easy to make out, and there are several other smaller and fainter galaxies can just about be seen. Notice how blue the two edge on spiral galaxies are, and how red the small99 galaxy near the right hand edge is.

 CCD Camera SBig ST10
 Telescope 250mm F4.8 Newtonian Reflector with MPCC coma corrector
 Mount Astro-Physics AP1200

 Date4th March 2010 (L) 7th March 2010 (RGB)
 Exposure 12x600s L, 12x300s R, 12x300s B, 12x300s Ha
 Software MaximDL, CCDStack, PixInsight