NGC 3953 - Barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major                           (image is reduced-size crop | other sizes:  medium ,,large)

Distance:  55 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 690wsg @ -15C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 17x10min L (bin1x1); 4x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PI, Fitswork, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

6 February 2021 - Las Cruces, NM

First time out with the big TOA scope in my new backyard.
In "medium" or "large" wider field views, PGC 37164 is seen as the relatively large galaxy in upper right.

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