Galaxy in Triangulum

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NGC 925 is a good example of a barred spiral galaxy. Instead of a spherical nucleus, the center of this galaxy consists of a long bright bar extending from left to right in this image. The two main spiral arms begin at the ends of this bar. The bar and both arms have numerous bright blue knots that are presumably regions of intense star formation.

Magnitude 10.7
Apparent Size 10.5' x 5.9'
Distance (light yrs) 30 million
Right Ascension 2:27.3
Declination +33 35
Field of View 29' x 22'

Image details:  Exposure times of 39 minutes luminance and 15 minutes each of red, green and blue, taken with an SBIG ST-8300M imager and a 14" Meade LX850 telescope at f/6.

December 2016