Herschel 243 (North Up, East Left)
Herschel 243, also known as NGC 3079, is a galaxy of classification in the constellation of Ursa Major.  It has a diameter of ~121,000 light-years.  The galaxy to the west-southwest of Herschel 243 is NGC 3073 and the fainter one to the west-northwest is PGC 28990. This image comprises 10 x Luminance (120 seconds each) and 5 x Red, Green and Blue (120, 120 and 96 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 60 degrees on 14 January 2019. The fields of view are 34’ x 23’ and 18' x 12', respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 15 September 2019
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