NGC 2841 (UGC 4966) Galaxy in Ursa Major

Located at: RA 09 hours 22 minutes 02 seconds, Dec +50 degrees 58 minutes 46 seconds

Size: 8.1' x 3.5' Magnitude: 10.1 blue Class: SA(r)b:

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 730 minutes (73 x 10 minute subs), 02/20/21/22/2013; seeing 3.1-4.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

 CCDStack 2.62.4434.29317, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: Clear nights for this one, but the 90% plus moon was illuminating the inside of the tube, making a tough gradient to process out. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 2841
NGC 2841 = UGC 04966 = MCG +09-16-005 = CGCG 265-006 = PGC 26512
09 22 02.3 +50 58 35
V = 9.2;  Size 8.1x3.5;  SB = 12.7;  PA = 147d

13.1": bright, large, very small very bright nucleus, elongated 2:1 NW-SE, 
6'x3'.  There is a sharp light cut-off on the E side due to dust.  A mag 10 star 
is at the NW edge 2.8' from center and mag 8.6 SAO 27227 lies 4.8' NE.

- by Steve Gottlieb