NGC 2841 lies approximately 46 million
light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major. It is 150,000
light years in diameter. It was discovered by William Herschel in
NGC 2841 is considered to be a flocculent
galaxy. That is, unlike grand design spiral galaxies, it has numerous,
discontinuous arms. The blusish areas are vast star-forming regions.
Numerous background galaxies are
visible in this image.