Dr Alan Potts
Location of Photo:
Newport, South Wales, UK
Date/Time of photo:
2nd May 2020 at 00h 23m UT (mid exposure)
300mm AF-S Nikkor at f/5 on Nikon D3200 DSLR at 1600 ISO. Total exposure 42m 24s in 8s subframes. SW EQ2 mount.
NGC 2976 is one of the brighter members of the M81 Group of galaxies which includes M81 and M82 in Ursa Major. It has been designated an SAc pec type galaxy. Its apparent visual magnitude 10.8 (integrated).