Catalogue and alternative designations


Type Galaxy
Position 10 18 17, +41 25 28
Constellation Ursa Major
Camera and Telescope QSI 583 WSG CCD camera with GSO RC10 Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F5.5 (with .67 reducer)
Exposure Details CRGB exposure with Clear filter=90m, R=G=B=60m.  Clear exposure unbinned, colours binned 2x2.  Astrodon filters.
Description A face on spiral galaxy about 25 million light years distant.  The apparent magnitude is 10.4 and the angular dimentsions 7.4' x 6.9'.  The very bright star to the left is visual magnitude 6.56.

Supernova 2016bkv discovered on 21 March 2016 is visible as a prominent blue star near the centre.