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Object: M108 Constellation: Ursa Major Distance: 45 Million Light-Years Magnitude: 10.0 Comments: M108 is a convoluted galaxy seen nearly edge-on, and has neither a prominent bulge or core that can be well detected. It has a richly mottled disk with obscuring dust and a heavy population of young, bright , blue star-forming regions which seem to create turbulent and chaotic spiral arms, which are not readily apparent. It is a member of the Ursa Major Cloud, a loose agglomeration of galaxies to which M109 also belongs. Many small background galaxies can be seen in the background. Date: 12-18-04 Place: Asheville, NC Exposure Details: LRGB: 120:30:30:30, Lumincance unbinned; RGB binned 2 Processing: Processed using Registar, CCDSharp, Maxlm, and Photoshop CS Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss RC Focal Length: 2122 at f6.8 Mount: Paramount ME Camera: ST-10XME Focuser: RCOS Guiding: Internal chip; AO-7 Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB 1 1/4"

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