NGC 3184 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

NGC 3187 is located approximately 40 million light years away in the constelllation of Ursa Major. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1787. Due to its resemblance to M 101, is sometimes referred to as the Little Pinwheel Galaxy. It is a beautiful face-on spiral galaxy with mottled arms. Two of the HII regions have been given their own designation (NGC 3180 and NGC 3181).
Telescope: APM/LZOS 152mm Refractor
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Camera: Modified Canon 650D
Exposures: 30 @ 5 min.; ISO 3200; Raw capture

Images were converted in Photoshop. They were aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted and slightly cropped in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.

Shot from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 3/12/18. Temp: 25F

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