M 109

LRGB 183 60 60 60 min.
ASA 16" RC f/8
ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro

Constellation Ursa Major
Ra 11h 57m 35s
Dec 53° 22´ 28"

Messier 109 (also known as NGC 3992) is a barred spiral galaxy exhibiting a weak inner ring structure around the central bar approximately 83.5 ± 24 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. M 109 can be seen southeast of the star Phecda (γ UMa) and is the brightest galaxy in the M109 Group, a large group of galaxies located in the constellation Ursa Major that may contain over 50 galaxies.

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