M81 and M82


M81, also known as Bode's Galaxy is the spiral galaxy right-center in the image, and M82, also known as the Cigar Galaxy, is a starburst galaxy at the top of the image.

Constellation that it's located in: Ursa Major

Imaging Site: Little Blair Valley, Ca

For more information on M81 and M82:

Wikipedia - M81

Wikipedia - M82

Date: 9 Mar 2005

Scope and f/: Takahashi FSQ-106N at f/5.

Mount: Piggy-backed on an wedge mounted N11GPS.

Guiding: STV Deluxe

Camera: Canon 10D, ISO 800 and raw mode.

Camera temperature: N/A

Camera binning: N/A

Number of sub-images and exposure: Sixteen 5-minute exposures.

Filters: None

Image Calibration: None

Processing with: ImagesPlus and Photoshop.

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