Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Barred Spiral M109
Here is a shot of the faint Barred Spiral Galaxy M109. This galaxy is one of the few barred spirals you can see visually using an 8 inch scope. It is said, our Milky Way galaxy looks a lot like this one.
It is very faint, and could really use more integration time.
Scope: Celestron C6-SE sct
CCD: SBIG St-7
Mount: LXD 75
Filters: UV/IR only
Stack: 8 thirteen minute images