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NGC 3953 in Ursa Major

NGC 3953 in Ursa Major

28x15 Minutes
Imager Temp -20C
Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63
60% Crop
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NGC 3953 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Ursa Major at a distance of 56 million light years. The tightly wound spiral structure spans about 111,000 light years (about 10% larger than the Milky Way). NGC 3953 belongs to the Ursa Major North galaxy group, which consists of 32 galaxies, including the dominant M109 (NGC 3992).