Holmberg II (DDO 50, Arp 268)

Telescope: 2.1-meter Cassegrain Reflector, f/2.63
Camera: Custom CCD Imager, 2048 x 2048 pixels
Exposure: 12 minutes each R, G, B, HA. Processed with PixInsight.
Location: Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona (Elevation 6880')
Image Center (J2000): RA 08h 19m 08s, DEC+70° 43' 26"
Image Size: 9' x 9'

Dwarf galaxy with glowing shells of H-II, a patchwork of dense star-forming regions and barren areas. Discovered in 1950, a member of the M81 galaxy group.


Holmberg II (DDO 50, Arp 268), Dwarf galaxy with glowing shells of H-II, a patchwork of dense star-forming regions and barren areas. Discovered in 1950, a member of the M81 galaxy group.