M109 in Ursa Major | Craig & Tammy Temple

Photographer
Craig & Tammy Temple
Email
ctastroimager@gmail.com
Location of photo
Hendersonville, TN
Date/Time of photo
March 4 & 5, 2010
Equipment
Celestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain at f/6.3; Atlas EQ-G, guided; Canon Digital Rebel T1i, Hap Griffin Baader modified; Astronomik CLS-CCD EOS Clip; 122 x 300sec @ ISO 800 (10hr. 15min.)
Description
M109 (NGC3992) is a magnitude 10.60 barred spiral galaxy that is approximately 46 million light years distant in the constellation Ursa Major. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Méchain, and again in 1783 by Charles Messier when he added it as entry number 109 in his famous catalog.