NGC 3953 in Ursa Major
NGC 3953 belongs to the Ursa Major Cluster of galaxies, some 50 million light-years distant. The apparent diameter of this bared spiral galaxy measures 6.0x3.2 arc min, which coresponds to about 90’000 light-years in reality.
The Ursa Major Cluster consists of at least 79 members according to various papers. Beside the low-surface galaxy UGC 6840/PGC 37164 visible in the upper left part of this image, NGC 4051 and NGC 3729 are additional bright members of this cluster.
[description from O’Meara]
RCOS 14.5″ f/8
LRGB 440:180:180:180 min.
ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart NGC 3953
Image created by Skychart