Polarissima Borealis

I just think that’s a wonderful name for a galaxy. Unfortunately it’s far away and dim. it’s a stunning 285 million light years away and appears as magnitude 14. Not hard to find but hard to photograph. The near star in the inset is magnitude 12 Gaia DR2 1152635154843863808 (well probably). Polarissima Borealis is NGC 3172.

This is 30 shots of 60 seconds at 800 ISO through the william optics Z61 (360mm f/5).


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