NGC 4051 in Ursa Major

NGC 4051 in Ursa Major is a clas­sic­al Sey­fert galaxy like the more fam­ous spri­al galaxy M77 in Cetus. The galaxy is mod­er­ate large, extend­ing 80’000 light-years in true phys­ic­al extent, which we see at inclin­a­tion of 40 deg shin­ing at 11 mag. The dis­tance from earth is about 48 mil­lion light-years.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 580:220:200:200 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart NGC 4051 in Ursa Major

NGC 4051 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart

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