NGC 2841 is an inclined unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. Initially thought to be about 30 million light years distant, a 2001 Hubble Space Telescope survey of the galaxy's Cepheid variables determined that it was approximately 14.1 megaparsecs or 46 million light years distant. Structurally, NGC 2841 is noted for its large population of young blue stars, and few H II regions.
Credit NASA and ESA.
November 15th, 2012
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