Location of photoLexington, Ohio
Date/Time of photoMarch 17, 2010
EquipmentSBIG ST-4000XCM, Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionNGC 3953 in Ursa Major, 28x15 Minutes, Imager Temp -20C, 60% Crop. NGC 3953 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major at a distance of 56 million light years. The tightly wound spiral structure spans about 111,000 light years. NGC 3953 belongs to the Ursa Major North galaxy group, which consists of 32 galaxies, including the dominant M109 (NGC 3992).