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Galaxy in Camelopardalis

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This large spiral galaxy, also known as Caldwell 7, is relatively nearby and so a lot of detail can be seen in its structure. It is thought to be part of a group of galaxies that includes Messier 81 and Messier 82, a well-known pair of galaxies in the northern sky.

Magnitude 8.2
Apparent Size 23' x 12'
Distance (light yrs) 8 million
Right Ascension 7:36.9
Declination +65 36
Field of View 31' x 24'


Image details:  Exposure times of 120 minutes luminance and 48 minutes each of red, green and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 12" Meade telescope at f/6.5.

December 2013