Tiger­’s Eye Galaxy (NGC 2841) in Ursa Major

NGC 2841 is one of the finest examples of a multi-arm, inter­me­di­ate-type (Sb) spir­al galaxy in heav­ens. It belongs to the Leo Spur of galax­ies and stands up well against many Messi­er galax­ies. In true phys­ic­al struc­ture, NGC 2841 is a mod­est one, hav­ing a lin­ear dia­met­er of only 38’500 light-years at a dis­tance of about 46 mil­lion light-years.

This image is ded­ic­ated to my god­fath­er who passed away a few weeks ago.

[descrip­tion from O’Meara]

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 500:160:160:160 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Tiger­’s Eye Galaxy (NGC 2841) in Ursa Major

NGC 2841 Galaxy Sky Chart Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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