NGC 2841 is an inclined unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Initially thought to be about 30 million light years distant, a 2001 Hubble Space Telescope survey of the galaxy's Cepheid variables determined that it was approximately 14.1 megaparsecs or 46 million light years distant. This image was taken over three nights in March, 2014 ending on March 25, 2014. It’s 8 hours of exposure. This is a small galaxy from our location so click on the image for a closer look. You will also see many faint galaxies scattered throughout the image. Taken with my Hyperion Astrograph and STL-11000m camera. This was an automated session under the control of CCDAutopilot. 

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