NGC-3184 Spiral galaxy in Ursa Major
NGC-3184 is a fine face-on type Sc spiral galaxy located in the constellation of Ursa Major, just south of the star Lambda Ursa Majoris. It lies 40 million light years from Earth and is 50,000 light years in diameter. NGC-3184 is classified as an intermediate spiral, type SABc.
This image, acquired on March 15, 2013, is a 1 hour integration of 5 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/2, using the HyperStar III imaging system and the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C color CCD camera, operating a -10 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.