Galaxies & Star Clusters - Barry Wilson
Messier 109 and UGC6983

Messier 109 and UGC6983

Messier 109 (also known as NGC 3992) is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 83.5 ± 24 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. M109 can be seen southeast of the star Phecda (γ UMa).

Messier 109 was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1781. In 1783 Charles Messier catalogued NGC 3992 as his 109th object (Wikipedia).

LRGB composition, total integration 5.3hrs, March 2015. William Optics FLT132 at F5.6 - Avalon Linear Fast Reverse - Atik 460EX - Baader LRGB filters.