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NGC 3184


NGC3184, also known as the Little Pinwheel Galaxy, is located in Ursa Major at the border with Leo Minor and is about 40 million light years distant.  Since it is only 20 degrees inclined from face on, its distinct spiral structure is clearly visible. The yellowish core contains old mature stars, while the spiral arms show star forming HII regions scattered amongst mainly blue stars. A dim gaseous disc surrounds the galaxy which has been found to contain over 1000 compact star clusters.

To the right of the image you can also see a red giant star. A few much more distant galaxies are also visible in the background.

This LRGB image was taken with my Esprit 150 and represents just over 12 hours integration time.

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